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Gator Rescued From Drain Pipe in a Merritt Island Neighborhood


Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:36 p.m.

Wildlife officials removed an alligator from a stormwater pipe in a Merritt Island neighborhood

Florida Today reported officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission used plastic piping to force the gator to back through the pipe on Tuesday. They captured the gator and relocated him to a St. Johns River marsh.

The gator had been stuck behind the grated end of the pipe since December.

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