ORLANDO, Fla. - While investigating a series of potholes on a Florida roadway, crews discovered an alligator in a stormwater pipe.
A spokesperson for the City of Oviedo said crews placed a four-wheel robotic camera in the pipes at Lockwood Boulevard near Riverside to investigate issues under the roadway when they came across the reptile.
At first, they thought it was a toad. As the camera got closer to its two glowing eyes and they saw its long tail, they immediately realized it was an alligator.
Crews followed the 5-foot gator through the pipes with the robotic camera until the camera got stuck on an indentation and the gator wandered off.
City officials shared the video as a reminder to not play in stormwater pipes.