“Just no.” That’s how the The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office described a rather unusual call they made to a Florida couple’s home and discovered an 11 foot (3m) alligator in their pool.
The large alligator broke through a garden fence to enjoy a late-night swim in a couple’s indoor swimming pool.
Homeowner Patricia Carver said her husband woke her up when he heard strange noises coming at their home and when they looked out into their backyard they saw the alligator’s head poking out of their swimming pool.
Low water levels in the nearby lagoon are thought to be the reason the reptile was able to venture into the pool, but police are not certain how it got in to the screened-off area.
Deputies and animal control officers arrived and managed to wrangle the reptile out of the pool.
They shared a video of the trapper pulling him from the pool.
Shortly after, they pulled the large beast back to the lagoon where he belongs!
While most people would freak out at such a sight, the Sheriff’s department later joked about it, saying it’s just another day at the job.
“Understand it’s just a Florida Thing! We wear bathing suits & flip flops year-round. We buy sunscreen in bulk and well, we ride gators growing up.”
Dear internet who seems to be freaking out over the 11-foot #gator:
Understand it’s just a #FloridaThing! We wear bathing suits & flip flops year-round. We buy sunscreen in bulk and well, we ride gators growing up. #ItsJustOurWayOfLife #HowWeDoItInTheSouth #NotAprilFools 🤠 pic.twitter.com/6Fg5nWSL38
— SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff) April 1, 2018
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