11-foot gator discovered in backyard pool in Sarasota

Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 09:44:57-04

Feel like taking a late night swim in your backyard pool? Finding a giant gator beat you to it is not want you want to see.

A homeowner in Sarasota got the surprise of a lifetime when an 11-foot gator was discovered taking a late Friday night dip on the lanai.

Sarasota County sheriff's deputies and a gator trapper were contacted to remove the gator.

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The gator didn't immediately want to go.

After a short struggle, the gator gave up and was taken away quietly.