There's a saying in Florida that you should always assume every single body of water probably has a gator in it, which, as you can see, also applies to pools.
This morning, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office posted a photo to their Twitter
account showing a 7-8 foot gator casually resting at the bottom of a residential pool in Lithia.
"Deputies on scene now, apprehension of this trespassing suspect should be interesting," joked HCSO.
According to HCSO, a licensed trapper with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is in route to remove and likely "relocate
" the gator.
Finding large carnivores in your pool isn't really that unusual. Just last May, a baby gator
was pulled from a pool in Winter Haven, and a 7-8 foot gator
was also removed from a pool in Venice.
Look before you leap, folks.