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This family found an alligator relaxing on a pool float in Florida

The alligator was found at an alligator pool

An alligator floats in the water Monday, April 20, 2020, at Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state parks to reopen Monday after being closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
An alligator floats in the water Monday, April 20, 2020, at Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state parks to reopen Monday after being closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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A family on vacation in Florida found an alligator sitting on top of an alligator pool float at their Airbnb rental home earlier this week, according to the Miami New Times.

What happened:

  • The Georgia family visited South Florida for a wedding so they decided to rent out an Airbnb home for their stay in Miami, according to Fox News.
  • The family discovered an alligator in the lake outside the rental home on May 16.
  • The alligator caught the attention of the family’s dog, Rascal, who barked at the creature all day.
  • Dave Jacobs told the Miami New Times: “We thought that was pretty cute. Then, the next day, it just showed up in the pool.”
  • Jacobs said: “I guess it’s not that unusual, but it was unusual to me.”
  • Jacobs said his wife called the Airbnb owner, who called a gator wrangler, who fished the animal out of the pool.

Oh, yeah, and there’s video footage

The Hillsborough County Sherrif’s Office posted a video about the police helping move the alligator out of the home.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the trapper of the alligator can assume the reptile as property.