- Police in Cocoa, Florida, were called after a family saw a baby alligator
- The gator was disoriented after Hurricane Irma and was swimming in their pool
- An officer used large pool net to catch the reptile
- Woman filming got too close to the scared animal, which hissed and thrashed
A Florida family was in for a surprise when they discovered a baby alligator swimming in their pool.
Police officers in Cocoa, Florida, were called to remove the young reptile from the family home.
Hurricane Irma made the baby gator disoriented and it found himself trapped in a pool.
Officer Oscar Pimentel captured the scared baby animal with a large pool net
The scared animal stayed underwater as long as he could, avoiding the nets as the cops tried to ensnare him.
Officer Oscar Pimentel netted the baby animal and pulled him out of the pool.
Someone asked Pimentel what the plan was, to which he responded that he didn’t know.
The animal was disoriented after Hurricane Irma and was swimming in a family pool
Someone joked the reptile would ride in the back of the squad car for trespassing
Another person joked the baby gator would ride in the back of the squad car because he was trespassing.
The woman filming then got too close to the alligator in the net, which hissed and thrashed, startling her.
Florida is home to approximately 1.3million alligators, and the Florida Department of Health warned residents to be alert to wildlife after many alligators and snakes may have been displaced after Hurricane Irma.
The woman filming got too close to the baby gator, which then thrashed and hissed