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Alligator caught roaming around Pinellas Park Publix

"We can only speculate that he was on his way to pick up a PubSub," police said in their post.

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Sorry, no pub sub for you, Mr. Gator. 

The Pinellas Park Police Department shared on Facebook that, with the help of Florida Fish and Wildlife, a gator was relocated after being caught roaming near a Publix.

No shoppers were hurt and the gator was safely released near a body of water.

"We can only speculate that he was on his way to pick up a PubSub," police said in their post.  

Credit: Pinellas Park Police Department

Another gator was caught hanging out in the wrong place on May 5 in Oviedo, Florida. 

In a post on the city's Facebook page, a video shows the 5-foot gator hanging out in the pipes before it was evicted.

A stormwater crew was out Friday at Lockwood Boulevard, near Riverside, to investigate a series of potholes that appeared in the roadway. The crew used a four-wheel robotic camera to go into the pipes and check them out.

"They usually bring the robot out to inspect when there are potential roadway defects to see if any pipes have leaks, cracks, defects, etc.. underground," city leaders explain in the post.

During an inspection, the robot came across the alligator – which workers first thought was a toad. As the camera got closer to the two little glowing eyes, the gator turned around which showed off its long tail.

After trying to stand its ground, the scaly reptiles eventually gave up and started to walk away with the robot hot on its tail.

After getting about 340 feet into the pipe, the robot got stuck on a little indentation. The gator, who didn't stop for his new friend's bump in the road, continued to meander off out of sight.

"Just another reason not to go wandering down into the Stormwater pipes!" city leaders wrote on Facebook. "Thank goodness our crews have a robot."

10 Tampa Bay's Courtney Holland contributed to this story. 

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