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An alligator found itself between a rock and hard place when it got stuck in a Florida storm drain. According to the Daily Mail U.K., an 8-foot alligator had to be rescued from a storm drain near a elementary school after the large creature got stuck trying to slide through. A concerned citizen driving through Seminole, Fla., spotted the helpless gator peeking out onto the road. The driver called the local sheriff's office to report the animal, and police soon arrived at the scene. Officials found that the alligator had managed to accidentally slip all the way down into a sewer only three blocks from a local elementary school. Wanting to safely fix the situation as soon as possible, poli...

You never know where a game of fetch will take you. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a dog in Missouri returned to his home from an outing with an alligator head in tow. Debbie and Mike VanNoy say that their dog Shelby often brings back "gifts," but this is by far the most exotic. "We'd seen every kind of animal you can think of. I never thought I'd see an alligator. I just couldn't believe it and I thought it had to be plastic or something," Mike VanNoy told WDAF-TV. Figuring the rest of the creature must be resting somewhere, the family started searching for the alligator. They found the 5-foot-long body not far from their home, near a local playground used by their grandchildren. It...

According to Yahoo, a Brooklyn couple has been indicted for housing a 3-foot alligator inside their apartment. In October, a search warrant allowed officials to enter Michael and Alisa Volpe's home. Police discovered that the couple had been keeping the exotic reptile inside a tank in the living room of their basement apartment. The Kings County District Attorney's office also found illegal weapons and drugs in the couple's home. This is not the first time the police have found alligators inside of a New York residence. In 2011, Animal Care and Control rescued six alligators from a local neighborhood. More recently, two alligators were removed from a Crown Heights apartment on September ...

You can change its scenery, but a wild animal's instincts can rarely be completely removed, as one man found of out the hard way. According to The Inquistir, things took a scary turn at an alligator wrestling match at the Cuyahoga County Fair in Ohio when the animal bit a trainer's arm. The trainer, Daniel Beck, was performing his regular wrestling routine with a large alligator when the animal was able to reach around and bite him. The alligator delivered the chomp on the trainer's elbow when Beck was attempting to take the creature to the ground from the back. The audience reacted in screams and rushed to cover up the eyes of children. The producer of the show jumped into the rin...

TOKYO, (AFP) -- A Japanese zoo has turned to rhythmical banging on traditional drums in a bid to encourage some enthusiasm for sex among lust-lacking alligators. Zookeepers said Wednesday they hoped the low booming sound produced by large Japanese "taiko" drums would spur lethargic Chinese alligators to begin mating because of its similarity to the animals' natural pre-coital cry. RELATED: Deep Sea Squid Goes Both Ways "After listening to the drum performance, the female alligator Susu cried a few times but the male, Yoyo, appeared not to be interested," said Hideaki Yamamoto from Sapporo's Maruyama Zoo. RELATED ON HUFFPO: Animal Mating Rituals Get A Little Wild "We believe the drumming...