9-foot alligator pulled from Temple Terrace pool

- A 9-foot alligator made its way into the pool of a Hillsborough County home Wednesday, and the homeowner watched as trappers removed the persistent fellow.

Elizabeth Foster recorded video as trappers wrestled the gator out of the pool and into her yard. She said it appeared the reptile broke through the screen enclosure to get into the water. 

As trappers wrestled the animal, Foster wrestled with what to name her temporary pet, which the trappers estimated to weigh 250 pounds. She settled on Loch Ness for his name.

After finally getting the alligator out of the pool and into the yard, they measured it and let the homeowner and another onlooker touch its tail. 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • 9-foot alligator pulled from Temple Terrace pool
  • High school senior running for Polk Co. School Board seat
  • Woman who turned in suspected Seminole Heights killer thanked by city
  • Ribbon cutting Thursday for Crystal Lagoon in Wesley Chapel
  • ICE partnerships with 17 FL sheriffs to hold illegal immigrants
  • Strawberry farmers brace for berry-killing cold
  • ICE to deport father, Plant City resident after 20 years in Florida
  • Holiday woman died due to faulty airbag, report says
  • Citrus shelter closed due to bacteria that could spread to humans
  • Police investigate home invasion robbery in Plant City