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11-foot gator discovered in backyard pool in Sarasota

Posted April 2, 2018 3:49 p.m. EDT

— 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.

The gator didn't immediately want to go.

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