VENICE (CBSMiami/AP) — The motto “To serve and protect” apparently extends to gators in the Sunshine State.
Tuesday morning, a jogger spotted a six-foot alligator stuck in a storm drain and reported it to deputies, according to a tweet from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies lifted a concrete slab that helped the gator wiggle free, the sheriff’s office said.
Imagine coming across this on your morning jog! Deputies responded to Cerromar Terr., Venice, to help this 6’ free himself from a storm drain. THX to deputies who lifted the concrete slab to help him break free. A trapper was called but did not respond so the was released. pic.twitter.com/2rQTpN8W3c
— SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff) December 21, 2020
“Imagine coming across this on your morning jog!” the sheriff’s office said in the tweet.
A trapper was called but did not respond, so the gator was later freed.
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