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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8-foot gator found in Florida homeowner's pool

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 11:08 AM

  • Photo via HCSO
There's a saying in Florida that you should always assume every single body of water probably has a gator in it, which, as you can see, also applies to pools.

This morning, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office posted a photo to their Twitter account showing a 7-8 foot gator casually resting at the bottom of a residential pool in Lithia.

"Deputies on scene now, apprehension of this trespassing suspect should be interesting," joked HCSO.

According to HCSO, a licensed trapper with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is in route to remove and likely "relocate" the gator. 
Finding large carnivores in your pool isn't really that unusual. Just last May, a baby gator was pulled from a pool in Winter Haven, and a 7-8 foot gator was also removed from a pool in Venice.

Look before you leap, folks.

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