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FL couple finds 8-foot alligator in their pool

Posted: Updated: May 17, 2014 05:32 PM
A Florida couple found an eight-foot alligator in their pool. (Courtesy: WWSB-TV) A Florida couple found an eight-foot alligator in their pool. (Courtesy: WWSB-TV)
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BRADENTON, FL - A Florida couple woke up early in the morning to find an eight-foot alligator in their pool.

Sharon Bente got up Thursday morning around 4 a.m. after she heard a noise in her backyard, reported ABC News.

She was shocked to see a large alligator in her pool.

"I saw something that is not usually in the pool along with the little floaty, and it turned out to be an eight-foot alligator," she said.

The alligator had ripped through the screen of their enclosed patio and was swimming in circles in the water.

"He tried to get up here for a while, [but] I think he was a little intimidated with everybody watching, too,” explained Bente's husband, John.

The couple called the sheriff’s office and a trapper came to their house to remove the alligator. It was later taken to a farm in Arcadia.

"It was quite an evening," John said. "I'm sure there's other alligators. I'm sure I'm going to be sleeping with at least one eye open for awhile."

The Bentes have since repaired the screen surrounding their pool.

*ABC News contributed this story.


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