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.
Deputies on scene now, apprehension of this trespassing suspect should be interesting. - Alligator in residential pool. pic.twitter.com/L80jFnqSsx— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) August 30, 2017