When these Lithia, Florida, residents entered their backyard, they never expected to find a visitor like this one.
There was a long, dark shadow lying at the bottom of their pool, which prompted them to call for help. That mysterious shadow in their backyard was, in fact, an alligator.
When a wrangler arrived on the scene, the family witnessed a riveting mission to get the gator out of the water and to a safer environment.
In the video below, posted on August 30, 2017, the gator relaxes at the bottom of the family’s pool. A photographer films it all after being sent to the home.
After getting a few shots of the massive gator, the wrangler begins his job. He reaches in with his tools and works for 15 minutes, trying to pull the gator out of the family’s pool.
Finally, the wrangler carries out a seven-foot gator!
He puts tape around the gator’s mouth so the animal’s not tempted to bite. The gator is brought to the wrangler’s truck just before he is sent off to a local farm, the perfect place for him to spend his days in safety.
How would you have reacted to a huge gator like this one in your own backyard?
Check out the incredible alligator footage in the video below, and please SHARE if you’re glad the animal was sent to a local farm after this!
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