Pinellas County Family Find Alligator "Chilling" on Their Lanai
It was an interesting morning, this past Friday (3/26/21) for Tim Kelly, in East Lake, Florida as he woke up to an uninvited guest on his lanai
When he started his morning routine, Tim heard some growling while getting his morning cup of coffee. He turned around to see a massive alligator -- between 7 and 9 feet -- on the lanai of his Pinellas County home.
What was even more surprising was that the alligator, seemed to be stuck under a table.
He immediately called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
While Tim was waiting for FWC to arrive, the gator freed him self from the table and apparently decided to leave the comfort of the outdoor carpet and couch and decided to go for a swim in Kelly’s pool.
If this type of thing every happens to you or someone you know. There is help.
They ask People concerned about an alligator to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).
You can also get more info on Alligators from the FWC here: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/