An almost-11-foot alligator was recently found in the pool of a family in Charlotte County, according to a Facebook post shared Tuesday by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
The alligator was 10 pies, 11 inches long and weighed over 550 libras, the Facebook post said.
En el post, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recommended that people “always check your pool before diving in.”
“A Deep Creek family was awakened by some loud noises on their lanai and came out to find this guy taking a dip in their pool,” the sheriff’s office wrote.
“Coming in at 10’11” and weighing over 550lbs., he tore through the screen to get to the nice, cool water,” the post captioned, along with several photos of the animal.
One image showed officers removing the animal off the property.
Now that the weather is warmer, it’s alligator mating season, which means more alligators are out and about, a South Carolina-based animal control officer recently told Fox News Digital.
A principios de esta semana, a 6-foot alligator visited an elementary school en St. Nube, Florida.
Police officers wrangled the gator and released it back into a canal away from the school.
La semana pasada, officers in Charleston, Carolina del Sur, removed another 6-foot alligator that was near a local school.