Eight-foot alligator pulled from Pinellas storm drain
A passerby called 9-1-1 Friday afternoon after seeing the gator's head sticking out of a storm drain.
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A reptile in distress was rescued and transported to a new home Friday afternoon.
Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office with some assistance from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission freed the eight-foot alligator from a storm drain just after 2 p.m.
According to a PCSO report deputies were dispatched to the intersection of 94th Ave. and 117th St. North at approximately 1:30 p.m. A concerned citizen called 9-1-1 after seeing the gator's head protruding from the drain's opening.
The location is just a few blocks from an elementary school.
A FFWCC trapper with some help from several bystanders managed to pull the alligator from the storm drain. After checking the reptile for injuries, it was transported to a new home – an alligator farm in Dover.
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