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11-foot alligator takes dip in Florida pool

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — A deputy from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office thought his Friday night shift was getting off to a slow start until he received a call about an alligator in a swimming pool.

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The deputy documented the call with photos and video, which was posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. The first photo shows an alligator that almost appears to be floating in the pool. But as the video clip shows, the alligator proved to be feisty as the trapper removed it from the pool. The last set of photos shows the alligator on the front lawn of the residence.

Just when you think your #TweetFromTheBeat is off to a slow start... you get a call for a #gator in a swimming pool 😳 #Florida #OnlyInSarasota #SOS #SendHelp

Posted by Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office on Friday, March 30, 2018

‪So, remember that #gator call we went on earlier? Here’s some video as the trapper pulled him from the swimming pool. Did we mention he measured 11 feet long?! #TweetFromTheBeat #NeverADullMoment #OnlyInFlorida ‬

Posted by Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office on Saturday, March 31, 2018

The alligator was 11 feet long, according to the deputy.

It was unclear how the alligator made its way into the pool.