Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies and officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission free an alligator stuck in a roadway storm drain Feb. 8.
LARGO – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies and officials from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had an interesting duty Friday afternoon when they were called to the scene of an alligator stuck in a roadway storm drain.
A concerned citizen called the Sheriff’s Office about the stuck gator about 1:30 p.m. When law enforcement officers arrived on scene, which was blocks from Walsingham Elementary School, they found the 8-foot gator stuck in the drain with its head trapped in the opening.
When a trapper from the FWC responded, deputies and citizen bystanders pulled the alligator out of the drainage opening. After looking over the gator for injuries, FWC officials will transport it to an alligator farm near Dover.