8-foot alligator freed after being stuck in storm drain for 4 days


MIAMI, Fla. (NBC/WFLA) -An alligator was freed Tuesday after it was stuck in a storm drain for days inside a Miami-Dade storm drain.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the 1700 block of SW 102nd Court. The alligator, which crews estimate is about 8 feet long, had been stuck in the drain since at least Friday.

According to WTVJ, two teens were playing catch when the ball landed on the storm drain and they noticed the gator through the grate.

A tow truck and a Miami-Dade Water and Sewer truck were at the scene to try to help safely remove the gator.

Crews flushed water into the drain to try to push the gator back into a small nearby pond.

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