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FORT MYERS (CBSMiami/AP) — Alligators can turn up in mysterious places.

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An 11-foot alligator has been found dead in a southwest Florida storm drain after residents complained about clogged drains and a bad odor.

The alligator was discovered Monday after Lee County officials received the calls from the Fort Myers neighborhood.

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The Department of Transportation searched for the cause of the odor and found the alligator about 3 feet below ground in a catch basin. Local media outlets report that the alligator came through a 14-by-24 inch pipe, which measures about 4 feet wide.

Lee County public information officer Betsy Clayton said that her office receives calls about twice a year for gators, but most are not as large.

The decaying gator was removed and disposed of at a dump site.

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