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For those lucky enough to own a swimming pool, one of their worst nightmares is probably waking up to find an alligator taking a dip in it.
But that’s exactly what happened to a couple in Florida, who found that an 11ft (3m) alligator had broken through their fence and decided to go for a swim in their indoor pool.
Patricia Carver told Skythat her husband had woken her up after he heard noises coming from the pool. When he saw “the head of a ‘gater”, they called the police.
#TweetFromTheBeat #LESM #AllInADaysWork https://t.co/ktSI6Zdwmg — SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff)
Police officers from Sarasota County arrived on the scene and called animal rescue, who hauled the alligator out of the pool. By the way, the average American alligator weighs up to 454kg.
Though they were not sure where it came from, Carver believes low water levels in local lagoons might have encouraged the alligator into her pool.
Just when you think your #TweetFromTheBeat is off to a slow start... you get a call for a #Gator in a swimming pool… https://t.co/WufW4dNNDO — SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff)
@blancaasnow https://t.co/OV0kPRVOkp — SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff)
@SarasotaSheriff Ok Alex the alligator, time to go home. Swim party is over!! — Denise A (@Denise A)
@SarasotaSheriff https://t.co/lC93G6nVIS — Mister Jones (@Mister Jones)
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