VIDEO: Authorities remove alligator from Sarasota County pool

Posted at 12:53 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 16:54:31-04

Talk about a Memorial Day surprise!

A 7-8 foot gator was found at the bottom of a family's pool in Sarasota County Monday morning. 

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office received a call about the "unwanted guest" at a home in the Plantation neighborhood. When deputies arrived, the alligator was relaxing in the bottom of the pool. 

Officials called a trapper to relocate the gator to a safer location. Watch the video below: