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Gator freed after getting stuck in storm drain

3:45 PM, Feb 10, 2013   |    comments
(Photo courtesy: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
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SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) - Law enforcement officers and residents of Seminole helped free an alligator that got stuck in a storm drain.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the alligator got its snout stuck in the roadside drain in Seminole on Friday.

A concerned citizen contacted the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. When deputies arrived they found the 8-foot gator had slipped entirely into the drain.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapper, deputies and onlookers helped pull the alligator out.

Wildlife officials plan to transport the animal to a gator farm.


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