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Alligator breaks into Florida home, wanders around kitchen

June 4, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A large foot alligator terrified a Florida resident when it broke into a home and wandered around the kitchen, knocking over several wine bottles in its path.

Clearwater Police say the frightened homeowner hid in the bedroom last week, telling a 911 operator they weren’t leaving until police arrived. A newspaper delivery person also called police around 3:30 a.m. to report the late night intruder. Officials said the gator was 10 or 11-feet long.

Police spokeswoman Joelle Castelli said the male gator entered the home through low windows and knocked over several wine bottles and suffered a few small cuts during its capture.

She told Florida Today the gator could be taken to a private farm in Fort Meade if it’s a candidate for relocation.

Wildlife officials say gator mating season happens in May and June.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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