Not the most comfortable feeling, knowing that there’s a large alligator lurking outside your home.
That’s what one Florida woman was dealing with Thursday afternoon.
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Victoria McCallister, of Orlando, told WESH 2 News that she was getting ready to leave her home when she spotted the 8- to 9-foot-long reptile outside her garage door.
Needless to say, instead of stepping outside, McCallister called animal services, which directed her to contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The FWC told the TV station that a trapper was sent out to take the alligator off her property, but it eventually had to be shot due to its overaggressive behavior.
A report sent to the Miami Herald confirmed the incident.
“An FWC contracted nuisance alligator trapper responded to a call to FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline about an alligator at 7210 Minippi Drive in Orlando,” read the FWC’s email. “He removed an alligator located near the front door of that residence. The alligator measured eight to nine feet.”
“When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, we will dispatch one of our contracted nuisance alligator trappers to resolve the situation.”
The gator got national attention, with the “Today Show’s” Savannah Guthrie reporting about the toothy beast Friday morning.
“Oh!” said Guthrie’s colleague Al Roker in the background. “Wow!”