‘Wait a minute’ Coast woman looking for cat finds alligator instead

Published 9:52 pm Friday, January 11, 2019

A Mississippi woman and her stepdaughter were looking for their missing cat when they took a peek inside a storm drain and saw a large, cold-blooded reptile looking back at them.

“We looked inside and there was an alligator,” Pascagoula resident Brooque Snow told WLOX TV. “At first were like wait a minute, so we took a second glance … then I took out my phone. took a picture and I told the neighbors.”

Snow said it was her first encounter with an alligator.

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She called animal control officers who responded to her house and eventually called wildlife experts in to help. A 7-foot alligator is not for the faint of heart.

The crews worked to safely free the animal from the drain.