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Crews remove 5-foot alligator clogging pipe in Florida

Posted at 7:59 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 09:04:24-04

A construction crew in Florida encountered an unexpected situation Monday when they attempted to unclog a large underground pipe.

The crew was working on a project just after 11 a.m. near Indiantown when they came across a 5-foot alligator.

The sheriff's office said the gator tried to elude workers by running into a pipe on the site.

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were notified and later contacted a local trapper.

The trapper arrived and was able to successfully remove the reptile.

No one was injured.