This 6 ft gator decided to enjoy the afternoon at the pool! Thank you Alligator Trappers for the safe rescue! pic.twitter.com/AgpYtOz4Mt— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) March 20, 2018
March 21 (UPI) -- Firefighters were called to a Florida home to help remove an up-to-6-foot alligator a resident discovered swimming in their backyard pool.
Orange County Fire Rescue said a resident contacted authorities Tuesday morning about an alligator swimming in the pool behind their Orlando home.
Fire Rescue officials contacted a trapper, who responded to the home to wrangle the reptile out of the pool.
The alligator was dragged from the pool to a nearby grassy area, where the trapper taped its jaw shut and tied up its limbs for transport.
Fire Rescue officials said the gator was nicknamed "Gabby."