Wayward gator stuck in storm drain in Oldsmar

- The trappers had to be called in when an alligator found itself stuck in a storm drain in Oldsmar.

John Ruel, who captured video of the "rescue" in his neighborhood, said the alligator appeared to be about nine feet long.

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At first, the trapper had a bit of a tough time pulling the alligator out as it seemed to want to climb back into the storm drain once it realized what was happening.

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It happened in East Lake Woodlands in Oldsmar. The gator was unharmed and relocated. "We were happy he was rescued and that he wasn't hurt," said Ruel.

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