Sheriff deputies remove baby gator from Winter Haven pool


  • Photo via Polk County Sheriff's Office/Facebook
As Central Florida's drought conditions worsen, it would appear that everyone and every thing is looking for a decent way to cool off.

Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office were called to a home Monday afternoon in Winter Haven to remove a baby alligator from a pool.

At around 2 p.m., Sgt. Beebe and Deputy Barber responded to a call in the Cedar Cove subdivision after the residents discovered a little bitty gator taking a dip their pool.

The Polk Count Sheriff's Office posted about the incident on their Facebook page:

"Today, this guy (or could be a girl?) decided to go swimming in Cedar Cove (Winter Haven) but since it's #WaterSafetyMonth Sgt. Beebe and Deputy Barber responded to make the pool safe again," the sheriff's office said. "Wel,l they would have responded in any other month, it was just convenient to use that hashtag #welovehashtags #justkeepswimming #PCSOgatorremovalservice #welivehere."