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Florida man finds 9-foot alligator in home pool

A Florida family found a visitor swimming in their backyard pool: a nine-foot alligator.

Craig Lear came across the gator on Tuesday when he approached his Lakeland patio to let his cats out, Bay 9 News reported. His wife and baby were inside the home.

"I saw a bubble in the pool and I thought a golf ball had come through the screen so I went up and I didn't see a golf ball. I looked in the deep end and there was a big gator," he told Bay 9.

A trapper removed the reptile, who likely came from a nearby pond.