Residents find alligator in Hillsborough County backyard pool

Photo via Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

LITHIA, Fla. (AP) Some Florida residents woke up to an uninvited, scaly guest in their backyard swimming pool: a 7- to 8-foot-long (2-meter-long) alligator.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County deputies responded to the Lithia home Wednesday morning. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of the submerged alligator on Twitter, adding that the “apprehension of this trespassing suspect should be interesting.”

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trappers arrived a short time later and captured the large reptile.

No injuries were reported.