Deputies free alligator from storm drain in Florida

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Sheriff’s deputies in Florida on Tuesday helped free a 6-foot alligator who got stuck in a storm drain in Sarasota County, officials said.

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Authorities responded Tuesday morning to Cerrormar Terrace in Venice after the alligator was spotted peeking out of a storm drain. Four deputies worked together to lift the concrete slab over the gator to set him free, officials said.

Deputies said they called for a trapper but released the alligator when they got no response.

“(H)e returned safely to the lake he typically calls ‘home,’” officials said in a Facebook post.