Gator Hides in Pipe at Construction Site

The gator tried to elude the workers by scurrying into an on-site pipe.

📅   Thu October 26, 2017 - National Edition


A local trapper managed to successfully remove the reptile.
A local trapper managed to successfully remove the reptile.

A clogged pipe at a Florida construction site was more than just a plumber's job to fix.

That's because the obstruction was a 5-ft. alligator. In Martin County, the crew was working on a project along SW Adalucia Court and SW Farm Road on the morning of Oct. 24. Just after 11 a.m. they came across the gator and notified the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The gator tried to elude the workers by scurrying into an on-site pipe. A local trapper managed to successfully remove the reptile. Martin County Sheriff's Office shared a Facebook video of the task showing the constructions workers assisting the trapper in dragging the gator from the construction site using a catch pole.

The agency said no one was injured and the interruption to the site was minimal. It was not reported whether the gator was released at a different location.

This video from the Martin County Sheriff's Office shows the moments when the gator was captured:

Source: Fox 13