Crews remove 5-foot alligator clogging pipe

Crews remove 5-foot alligator clogging pipe

A construction crew near Indiantown 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. along SW Andalucia Court and SW Farm Road when they came across a five-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, who later contacted a local trapper.

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

No one was injured.

CONSTRUCTION PIPE OBSTRUCTION REQUIRES MORE THAN A PLUMBER A local construction crew watched firsthand the complexity of unclogging a large underground pipe. Especially when the obstruction is a muddy 5-foot gator. This crew working on a project along SW Andalucia Court and SW Farm Road came across the gator just after 11:00 o’clock this morning. FWC was notified. They gator tried to elude workers by running into a pipe on the site. FWC notified a local trapper who successfully removed the reptile. No one was injured, and the interruption was minimal.

Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Monday, October 23, 2017

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