Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies in Florida lifted a concrete slab to free a 6-foot alligator that somehow got itself stuck in a storm drain.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said deputies were summoned to a street in south Venice on Monday morning to assist an alligator that was stuck in a storm drain.
Deputies lifted the concrete slab at the top of the drain to allow the alligator to wriggle free of the tight spot.
The alligator headed toward a nearby lake. Deputies said a trapper was called but did not respond, so the reptile was allowed to go free.