Alligator found in bottom of family’s swimming pool

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SARASOTA, Fla. — A family in Florida was about to dip into their backyard pool Monday morning when they made a startling discovery.

(Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department)

An 8-foot-long gator was found at the bottom of a family’s pool in Sarasota County, WFTS reported. ┬áThe 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, WFTS reported.

Officials called a trapper to capture the gator and relocate it to a safer place.