9-foot alligator pulled from sewer in Florida, scares neighbors

A Florida alligator trapper struggled to extract a 9-foot gator from a sewer in Tampa, eventually pulling him out backwards through a manhole.

Neighborhood resident John Ruel recorded the incident and posted the video on Facebook.

“Not something you see every day,” Ruel said.

The gator was trying to climb out of the sewer a few houses down from Ruel’s house when it got stuck.

Not something you see everyday in the neighborhood! He's about 9ft and the trapper said he would not be euthanized.

Posted by John Ruel on Monday, March 20, 2017

When the trapper arrived at the scene, he had to push the gator backward and then pull the reptile out through the manhole.

The alligator is fine and expected to be relocated.

“The trapper said he would not be euthanized,” Ruel said.