A new member in the family is always a blessing and the perfect occasion to celebrate, but for this family the arrival of this eight-foot alligator at their home was the most shocking moment in their entire life.
A couple from Bradenton, Florida woke up at about 4am after hearing some noises in the backyard. When Sharon Bente came out to see what was going on, she found the big reptile taking a dip in her pool.
According to Bente's husband, John, the gator that ripped through a screen of the enclosed patio and started to just swimming in circles around the pool was removed after they called the Sheriff's Office.
The couple has repaired the screen surrounding the pool, while the gator was taken to a farm in Arcadia.
John said he is sure there are other alligators, so he has no doubt that he is going to be sleeping with at least one eye open for a while.