A construction crew in Martino County found out the complexity of unclogging a large underground pipe, especially when the obstruction is a muddy 5-foot gator.
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - 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.