Say Cheese: Palm Bay Officer all smiles in selfie with alligator

PALM BAY, Fla. — In a photo that could only be described as “Only in Florida” a Palm Bay officer got quite the selfie while responding to a call of an animal stuck in a storm drain.


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“When you’re just trying to take a normal sewer selfie and you get photobombed…..(At least he smiled 😬),” the officer said in a post on the Palm Bay Police Facebook page.

Eventually a trapper was able to remove the gator and safely relocate the animal.

Police said the alligator most likely found his way into the sewer drain and got stuck.

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Palm Bay police advise residents to never approach or feed alligators and to report nuisance alligators to Florida Fish and Wildlife at 866-FWC-Gator.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser,

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.