WATCH: 5-foot alligator found in Central Florida stormwater pipe

OVIEDO, Fla. — Oviedo Public Works crews had a surprising encounter Friday while investigating a series of potholes.


A stormwater crew was at Lockwood Boulevard near Riverside when they dispatched a four-wheel robotic camera used to inspect potential roadway defects underground.

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What they came across instead were two little glowing eyes that crews originally thought belonged to a toad, until the video showed them the long tail that belonged to a five-foot alligator.

The robot got about 340 feet inside the pipe before it got stuck, and the alligator meandered off, according to the city.


Oviedo city officials said the discovery serves as a reminder to not play in stormwater pipes.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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