A Pinecrest resident said she and her dogs awoke to find a pair of large alligators in her backyard Wednesday.
"And they all ran for that corner over here and immediately started barking. All of a sudden I heard this huge splash," Rita Schwartz said. "I saw that there were two huge heads of alligators and one of them went after my dogs. Of course I'm hysterically calling them in."
Pinecrest Police say a seven-and-a-half-foot gator was discovered and trapped in the 7100 block of 133rd Street. The second gator remains on the loose.
"I used to take my dog out back and now I don't anymore. I just found at last night and I'm like freaking out," neighbor Evette Gutierrez said.
Schwartz said she put flyers on neighbors' doors to put them on alert.