PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the YMCA Day Care Center on Quesada Avenue about an alligator in a culvert pipe. They said they had already tried to call other resources to capture the young gator, but nobody else had responded.

Even though the gator in question wasn’t very long, they were afraid it could cause serious injury to the small children at the day care. So the YMCA personnel called the Sheriff’s Office for help. Communications personnel turned to Agricultural Detective Justin Treworgy, due to his previous experience with dealing with alligators as the agricultural detective.

Treworgy coordinated his efforts with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and, with the assistance of YMCA personnel, he was able to drive the gator out of the culvert and grab it. The alligator was not injured and was relocated back into the wild, far away from the day care.