The Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office,

Sarasota County Deputies responded to south Venice Monday morning to help rescue an approximately 6 foot long alligator who was imprisoned in a storm drain.  Four Sarasota County deputies lifted the concrete slab on the storm drain to help the alligator break free. According to reports upon his release he returned safely to the lake he typically calls “home.” A trapper was called in to assist however, did not respond so the gator was released. The incident happened along Cerromar Terrace in Venice.