A large alligator entered the kitchen of a Florida home


The reptile entered the home through a window in the kitchen overnight. The gator got into a stash of wine, destroyed her kitchen table, and damaged her walls. It’s not clear if it was hungry. The homeowner immediately called the police and a trapper responded to the scene to remove the animal. The reptile was captured and there were no injuries, the police said. It’s unclear what drew the gator inside the family’s kitchen.


According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program, most gators in situations like this are put down and not relocated. But not this lucky one. In other words, this gator was likely relocated to a deep fryer. Clearwater Police Department shared photos of the unusual visitor, and said: ‘See you later, alligator. In Florida, alligators are just a fact of life.  A Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program was dedicated if one causes a potential safety hazard to people, pets or property. Last year, the program “relocated” 8,139 alligator from Florida homes. If an alligator encounter occurs, experts say hitting the reptile or poking its eyes gives you the best chance of survival.


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