The police received another 911 call just minutes later: “I have a gigantic alligator who came in through my garage and is sitting in my kitchen,” the homeowner explained over the phone. “It’s huge!”
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“I don’t know how it got here,” she added, “but it’s here.”
Luckily, the police and professional alligator trappers were already on their way to the scene. With no pets to worry about, the homeowner went into her bedroom and shut the door on the unwanted intruder.
When trappers attempted to coax the alligator from the house, the reptile did everything he could to stay, including knocking over furniture and grabbing a drink on his way out.
“During the apprehension, the alligator knocked over a wine shelf and several bottles of wine were broken,” the Clearwater Police Department wrote on Facebook. “The alligator did suffer minor cuts to a shoulder, but the majority of the red liquid on the floor in the photos was wine.”
"The alligator will be taken to a private location locally to rest and recover from what the trapper described as a traumatic experience for the gator," the Clearwater Police Department said in a statement released to The Dodo.
Some commenters on Facebook are asking if the gator will be charged with breaking and entering. The police department responded that trespassing would actually be a more appropriate charge for the reptile's transgressions.
For now, however, they are letting him go with just a warning.
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