In Pascagoula, Missisipi, Hannah Siler, aged 12, searched the neighborhood for her cat who had gone missing. She was taken by surprise when she glanced down a storm drain.
Staring into the darkness Hannah spotted two yellow eyes staring right back at her — and it wasn’t her cat. In fact they belonged to a massive alligator who somehow became stuck down the sewer!
Hannah’s next-door neighbour ran outside, once she heard the young girl scream and peered into the sewer. After taking a second look she rushed to snap a photo and immediately contacted animal control.
Two officers arrived and desperately attempted to trap the huge alligator. However the guys from animal control needed the assistance of professional trappers as it was more than 4 foot long.
This rescue was filmed by a student at Mississippi Community College, it shows the men work to pull the alligator up as it wriggles and chomps its gigantic jaw.
Eventually they did manage to subdue the huge animal.
Authorities claim it is rather rare for a gator to get stuck in a drainpipe, particularly one that size — and they had no idea how long it was even trapped down there.
“Thank goodness the child saw the alligator because otherwise it would have died in that sewer.”
Wildlife officials released the gator into a river just outside the city.
Take a look at the video clip below to see the size of this gator:
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