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From pigs to gators, LCSO rescues SWFL’ s animal residents

From pigs to gators, LCSO rescues SWFL' s animal residents
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has its own unofficial animal whisperer.

Sergeant Dave Drum came to the rescue of a Southwest Florida animal resident on Saturday when he found a lost pig on Pine Island.

This is not Drum’s first experience saving a pig, either.

In 2018 when a hog was on the loose, he came to the rescue at East Manor Mobile Home Park in North Fort Myers where a large pig was rooting around, the AP reported. He lassoed the animal and helped turn it over to the Sheriff’s Office Agriculture Unit.

And that’s not all for Deputy Doolittle! In December 2020, Drum saved a duckling that had fallen into a storm drain and returned the baby to its family.

In September 2018, Drum and several other deputies responded to an Alligator in a Lehigh Acres Burger King parking lot.

With the help of the Florida Wildlife Commission, Drum and the deputies safely moved the 3-foot gator back into a canal.

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