Here in Florida, you can pretty much always assume a gator is in your pool

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It's no secret that Florida is full of alligators. Yet it's alway unsettling when you discover an 8-foot maneater in your family pool.

This was the case for one Boca Raton resident who woke up Monday morning to find an 8-foot-long gator taking a dip in the backyard pool. Boca Raton Police arrived on the scene and stayed a safe distance away, while the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapped and removed the reptile.

Finding the closest thing to a living dinosaur in your pool isn't uncommon for Florida, especially in the summer months.  Last August there was an 8-foot gator in a resident's pool in Lithia, and in May there was another in a pool in Venice, as well.

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