Family wakes up to alligator in pool

- An alligator found its way into a pool in Orange County Tuesday.

Trappers were called to the home near Lake Nona when a family woke up to the six-foot gator taking a dip in their pool.

Photos taken by Orange County Fire Rescue show the gator floating in the water until a trapper was called to fish it out. The photos show the trappers dragging the animal out a gate, and leaving it in a field.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say they didn't respond to the home because there was no danger to the public. 

The pool area was fenced in, but it's still unclear how the gator got into the family's pool.  

 

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