Residents Find Alligator in Backyard Pool Near Tampa - NBC 6 South Florida

Residents Find Alligator in Backyard Pool Near Tampa



    A family found a gator in their pool in Hillsborough County.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017)

    Some Florida residents woke up to an uninvited, scaly guest in their backyard swimming pool: a 7- to 8-foot-long alligator.

    The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County deputies responded to the Lithia home Wednesday morning. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office posted a picture of the submerged alligator on Twitter, adding that the "apprehension of this trespassing suspect should be interesting."

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trappers arrived a short time later and captured the large reptile.

    No injuries were reported.

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