7-foot alligator found in backyard pool at a home in Port Charlotte

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A resident in Port Charlotte shared this photo with WINK News and said she came outside to find this 7-foot alligator inside her pool.

7-foot alligator found it residential pool. Photo via Kerri Kibbe

Kerri Kibbe said she saw it and immediately alerted the sheriff’s office to have it removed.

If you ever find one of these in your pool, yard, or near your home here are some tips to follow:

  • Don’t try to lure it with food because that may make it return later for more
  • Back Away slowly until at a safe distance
  • Call toll free nuisance alligator hotline at 866-392-4286

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee will come and remove the gator.

For more information about nuisance alligator removal visit the FWC website here.

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