facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Florida gator extracted from drain

Feb. 10, 2013 at 11:17 AM   |   Comments

LARGO, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- An alligator moseying through a Largo, Fla., neighborhood was rescued by sheriff's deputies and wildlife officers after it became stuck in a storm drain.

The sheriff's office said it was alerted to the distressed gator, about three blocks from an elementary school, by a "concerned citizen" who saw the reptile's body sticking out of the drainage opening, the sheriff's office said Saturday in a release.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said the alligator, measuring 8 feet, entered the drain headfirst Friday.

When a trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded, deputies and citizens pulled the alligator out of the opening Friday.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials will transport it to an alligator farm near Dover once it is examined for injuries, the sheriff's office said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Defectors: Kim Jong Un addicted to Swiss cheese Defectors: Kim Jong Un addicted to Swiss cheese
2
10 metal balls removed from Malaysian man's penis 10 metal balls removed from Malaysian man's penis
3
Researchers claim evidence of Russian Bigfoot Researchers claim evidence of Russian Bigfoot
4
Gamers put heads in giant breasts at Tokyo Game Show Gamers put heads in giant breasts at Tokyo Game Show
5
Prison for drug-filled football toss into prison Prison for drug-filled football toss into prison
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback