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Alligator takes a swim in Florida pool

Woman finds 250-pound alligator swimming in her pool

Temple Terrace, Fla. resident Elizabeth Foster recently found an alligator swimming in her pool. With the help of a trapper, the alligator—dubbed "Loch Ness" by Foster—was safely removed from her property two hours later.
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Temple Terrace, Fla. resident Elizabeth Foster recently found an alligator swimming in her pool. With the help of a trapper, the alligator—dubbed "Loch Ness" by Foster—was safely removed from her property two hours later.

This is no advertisement for pool screens. Although, to be fair, those screens are designed to keep out biting insects and biting neighbors’ pets, not the original inhabitants of many Florida developments.

This report from Tampa-St. Petersburg’s Channel 8 shows video from Elizabeth Foster finding an alligator in her pool area. A screen surrounds the pool area. The alligator, apparently, did not care.

Not to go all Tourist Season on you, but maybe it’s a hint that such encounters seem to be more frequent.

It didn't ring the doorbell or pose as a Candy-Gram, but this alligator made a pretty strong run at getting into this Moncks Corner, SC, house on May 2, 2016. Resident Gary Rogers recorded the sight on a neighbor's porch in this short-but-sweet vi

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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