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.READ MORE: Police Confirm 'Remains Of Female Found' In Search For Missing Andreae Lloyd
Deputies lifted a concrete slab that helped the gator wiggle free, the sheriff’s office said.
Imagine coming across this on your morning jog! Deputies responded to Cerromar Terr., Venice, to help this 6’ 🐊 free himself from a storm drain. THX to deputies who lifted the concrete slab to help him break free. A trapper was called but did not respond so the 🐊 was released. pic.twitter.com/2rQTpN8W3c
— SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff) December 21, 2020
“Imagine coming across this on your morning jog!” the sheriff’s office said in the tweet.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commissioners Considering New Measures To Address Crime In Entertainment District
A trapper was called but did not respond, so the gator was later freed.Routine Child Vaccinations Drop By About 50% in Broward
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