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Alligator trapped in storm drain in Pinellas County

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Photo courtesy Pinellas Co. Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy Pinellas Co. Sheriff's Office
Photo courtesy Pinellas Co. Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy Pinellas Co. Sheriff's Office
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL -

An 8-foot-long alligator ended up in a tight spot Friday: a storm drain.

Pinellas Deputies received a call around 1:30 this afternoon, reporting an alligator in a drain, at the intersection of 94th Avenue and 117th Street North. The animal was just a few blocks away from an elementary school.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers showed up to assist deputies. They discovered the gator trapped in the drain, with its head stuck in the opening to the roadway.

Bystanders helped a trapper and deputies pull the alligator to freedom. Fish and Wildlife officials plan to transport the gator to a farm near Dover.

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