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Unwanted Visitor: 11-foot alligator breaks into Florida homeowner's kitchen

Posted at 8:10 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 18:23:26-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. — An 11-foot alligator made an unwanted overnight visit into a Florida home.

The Clearwater Police Department said the massive gator smashed a ground-level kitchen window to get inside the home located in the Eagles Landing neighborhood.


After finding the alligator, the homeowner called police. She can be heard explaining that she has a gigantic alligator in her kitchen on the phone with dispatchers.

Officers said a trapper helped them capture the unwanted visitor.


Thankfully, no one was injured; however, the homeowner will need to replace their broken windows.

If you ever need to report a nuisance alligator, you can call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).