The original assignment: I was photographing the successful rescue of a 9-foot alligator trapped in a Hilton Head Plantation storm sewer pipe June 24.
The Outtake: Here, gator wrangler Joe Maffo of Critter Management uses a length of plastic pipe in an attempt to prod the trapped reptile to another nearby storm sewer grate for snaring. Meanwhile his assistant, the apparently fearless Mark Carinus, crawls halfway into the pipe for a better look.
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