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A GATOR?: Not your average drain clog

A viewer says crews unclogging a drain in Rotonda West found a 10 ft. alligator inside
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Posted at 3:22 PM, Apr 04, 2024

On Thursday, FOX 4 received these pictures from a viewer.

Steve Cross says a drain that leads to a nearby pond was clogged near his home in Rotunda West.

So like any other day, crews worked to fix it on Wednesday.

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That's when they discovered a dead, 10-foot alligator inside.

For the record, we don't recommend doing anything like what you see below.

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Steve says once the alligator was shifted, two feet of water rushed back into the pond.

We've reached out to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for more information.