Florida Woman Spots Giant Alligator ‘Taking a Dip’ in Her Swimming Pool

first_img“He was initially down at the bottom just floating there but when I turned the light on it stirred him up and got him going,” Kibbe told WBBH-TV. “I would never have thought, I mean there’s been a coyote, there’s been a bobcat, there’s been possums, but never would I have thought a gator.” Georgia Man Catches Gigantic 14-Foot AlligatorHunters Catch ‘Monster’ 13-Foot Alligator in Mississippi River A 7-foot alligator scared a Florida woman who caught the reptile enjoying a late-night swim in her pool on July 27.Kerri Kibbe, a resident of Port Charlotte, Florida, discovered the massive alligator on Saturday, Fox 35 Orlando News reported. It reportedly took four hours for Port Charlotte officials to remove the alligator from the scene, since it was splashing around and relaxing in the warm water.At approximately 1:45 a.m. EDT on July 27, Kibbe heard a noisy splash coming from her backyard pool, WBBH-TV noted. When Kibbe went to switch on the pool light, she spotted the reptile, which she estimated to be about 7 feet long. The alligator trapper, who removed the reptile from Kibbe’s property, said the creature was roughly 15-years-old and will be transported to an alligator facility, so it can mate and reproduce with other alligators.On the same day, another giant alligator was “taken into custody” in Florida: The creature, which was about 12 feet in length, was captured after officials said it “chased” swimmers in a Pasco County lake. A trapper came to capture the alligator and move it to a safe location.More on Geek.com:12-Foot Alligator Captured After ‘Chasing’ Swimmers in Florida Watch: Man Finds Abandoned 3-Foot Alligator in Woods Near His HomeWatch: Family Finds Baby Alligator ‘Cooling Off’ in Their Backyard Poolcenter_img Kibbe, who was initially going to let the alligator leave the pool on its own, realized that it would be a bad idea to do so, since she has three dogs and three kids. Kibbe called Charlotte County officials, and when they arrived at the scene, they contacted an alligator trapper for assistance. Stay on targetlast_img read more