Tampa Family Discovers an Alligator in Their Swimming Pool

Carlos Rivera from the Tampa area said, his family thought he was pranking them, when he said their was an alligator swimming in their backyard swimming pool.

If this ever happens to you or someone you know. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officials will dispatch a contracted alligator trapper if an alligator is a nuisance, but the gator must be at least four feet in length and the caller believes it poses a threat to people, pets or property.

People with concerns about alligators may call the toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).

According to the FWC.... In 2019, The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program, received 14,072 nuisance alligator complaints resulting in the removal of 8,972 nuisance alligators.

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