Overnight visitor turns out to be large alligator

- A Bay Area homeowner got a scaly overnight surprise: A noise at the door in the middle of the night turned out to be a large alligator.

A trapper responded to the home in the Heritage Harbor community -- that's right along the border between Hillsborough and Pasco -- and wrangled the 9-½-foot gator.

Capt. Phil Walters said it took two ropes and a roll of tape to subdue the unwelcome houseguest.

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