Joe Mario Pedersen
A Florida woman was horrified to see a new, reptilian visitor had taken up residence in her garage over the weekend while the door was open for 10 minutes.
Torrie Heathercoat, of Fort Myers, was in shock when she was told an alligator was in her garage, according to a post she made on Facebook.
When Heathercoat opened the door, sure enough, a 7-foot gator hissed back at her from deep in the garage.
“I may have just had a mild heart attack,” Heathercoat said in the post.
She called 911 and waited until the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrived to remove the animal.
Heather coat recorded the FWC team capturing the gator safely and removing it from the property.
To Heathercoast’s knowledge, there was no food in the garage to attract the animal, but she did recall seeing an alligator swimming in a nearby lake earlier in the day.
The FWC team transported the gator to an alligator farm somewhere in north Fort Myers, Heathercoat said.
“(He) will hopefully find the love of his life,” Heathercoat said.
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