7-foot gator found in Florida swimming pool

Posted at 6:06 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 06:07:57-04

(WFLA/NBC) - One Florida homeowner woke up to an alarming guest -- an alligator in the swimming pool.

The gator was about 7 feet long, prompting the homeowners to call a trapper to catch the reptile.

Hillsborough County deputies also reponded to the scene.

The trapper says he already had two traps set-up on a nearby lake because of several nuisance gator calls. He said he recently caught an 11-foot gator.

The homeowner said he once helped get a small deer out of the pool, but this may have a been a bit scarier.

Officials say both gators, this one and the 11-foot one, will be taken to an alligator farm where they will be protected under a statewide program and used for breeding.

Courtesy: WFLA via NBC News Channel