Imagine opening your garage door only to have a large alligator staring you in the eyes! I would freak out then I’d blow it to pieces if it was legal, of course.
Well that’s what happened in a Sarasota neighborhood in Florida the other day.
FOX13 reported that the reptile, which had been spotted in the Sarasota neighborhood over the past few weeks, wandered into the home’s garage and the homeowner unknowingly shut the door and left while the gator was still inside.
A neighbor then called the homeowner, who is currently unnamed, warning that the gator may be trapped inside.
“He walked around the garage for a minute or two and then scurried under the golf cart,” one neighbor told the news station.
That’s when Deputy Robbie Martin with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene.
Martin, who also works on the office’s SWAT team, “wrangled the alligator out of the garage” and relocated it to a nearby pond, FOX13 reported. “[Martin] does amazing things in this community,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.
THERE'S A GATOR IN YOUR GARAGE: The alligator somehow made its way into the garage and was trapped in there when the homeowner in Sarasota closed the door. What a surprise for them when they returned! 😂😂😂 🐊 #Florida STORY: https://bit.ly/2KyEqPQ
Posted by FOX 13 News – Tampa Bay on Thursday, May 3, 2018
Footage of the incident shows the deputy leading the gator to a body of water behind the home.
But the gator could come back, police warned. Residents in the area have been told to be on the lookout for the creature, which is missing its front foot, FOX13 reported.
H/T FOX NEWS