This Florida family found an 8-foot alligator in their pool


Living in South Florida you expect to see leaves, bugs, tadpoles, even snakes in your pool. But, an alligator?

That’s what a Boca Raton family found on the morning of Feb. 5. An 8-foot gator was lounging in the water at a home on SW 14th Drive.

Every morning Matt Fino takes his 23 year old dog Charlie out.

“Goes about his business,” said Fino. But on this morning, the routine was a little different.

“See a 7-8 foot alligator,” said Fino.

He woke up his wife Janet Rosa.

“Still in bed when Matt came in there screaming,” said Rosa. She had to see it for herself.

“Everybody immediately sprung up and ran outside to look,” said Fino.

The family lives near a canal, which is presumably where the gator came from.

Trappers were called and safely took the reptile away.

From now on, Matt’s morning routine will go a little differently.

“Absolutely, no doubt when I open that door I’ll be staring at the pool.”

Always on the look out for gators.

Written by the WPTV Webteam.

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