Reptile Wrangler

Reptile Wrangler
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer Felix Collazo (left) steadies the snake bag as Chris Sparacino of the city’s community affairs department feeds in the python. Operator Mike Gee of the Marco Shores Wastewater Treatment Plant restrains the snake’s head.

Mike Gee enjoys being the sole operator at Marco Shores Wastewater Treatment Plant in Marco Island, Fla. He manages the 300,000 gpd facility weekdays for six hours and usually encounters no one.

That changed in May when a lawn service worker reported finding a 12 1/2-foot-long...

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