Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputies free gator from storm drain

Published: December 21, 2020 12:13 PM EST
Updated: December 21, 2020 12:25 PM EST
A gator was freed from a storm drain in Venice on Monday morning. (CREDIT: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

A 6-foot gator is back home in its lake after rescuers freed it from a storm drain Monday morning.

The gator was caught on camera along Cerromar Terrace in Venice. His snout and head were protruding from the storm drain.

Four Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputies lifted the concrete slab to help the gator break free.

A trapper was called but did not respond so the gator was released, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.

“Imagine coming across this bad boy on your morning jog!!” the sheriff’s office said.