Daytona Beach police help alligator find way back to water

Daytona Beach police help alligator find way back to water

A Daytona Beach police sargeant helped a small gator find its way back to water 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A group of Daytona Beach police officers used a yield traffic sign to shoo away an unwanted, four-legged customer outside a gas station.

Police said a small alligator was found behind a RaceTrac on Beville Road on Tuesday.

A delivery man spotted the animal as he was throwing away some boxes behind the business.

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Sgt. Bob Ransom and Officers Kera Cantrell and Nick Gurucharri came to the rescue.

Video posted to Facebook shows Ransom steering the alligator out of the garbage area and into a pond.

He used a yield traffic sign the business had stored in the back after the sign had been knocked down on the street.

This young reptile is not the Daytona Beach Police Department's "usual suspect." Hey, just another day in Florida! This...

Posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Little Gator vs. The Sarge

Here's another view of the Race Trac reptile, who we were told hissed all the way home.

Posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Little Gator vs. The Sarge

And finally, the Sarge is getting close. There is a light at the end of this tunnel and it's not a moving train. The lake beckons little gator.

Posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on Tuesday, July 17, 2018