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7-foot Alligator Makes Itself At Home In A Florida Family's Pool
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7-foot Alligator Makes Itself At Home In A Florida Family's Pool

(CNN)A Florida woman woke up in the middle of the night to an unfamiliar sound and when she turned on the lights, she said she got the shock of a lifetime.

7-foot alligator discovered in Florida woman's swimming pool. "It was just so unnatural," Kibbe told CNN." I was worried that if it did get out, I wouldn't know if it was actually really gone." With her children fast asleep, Kibbe waited a couple of hours before calling the police. She told authorities over the phone she thought it had a length of about 3 feet or 4 feet but once an officer came to her home he estimated it was closer to 6 feet, she said. A private trapper was sent to her Port Charlotte home shortly after. "He put a noose on it and it went into the death roll that I've seen on TV," Kibbe said. Once the trapper was able to drag the gator into the front yard he was able to get an accurate measurement of a little over 7-feet. The trapper told Kibbe he was going to take it to a farm to be released for mating.