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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!” 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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