Florida School Forced To Cancel Swim Practice When Alligator Jumped In Pool
A Florida school's swim team was forced to cut its practice short last week when an uninvited swimmer was spotted doing laps in the pool.
A three-foot alligator took over the deep end in the pool at the Montverde Academy forcing frightened swimmers to get out of the water. Two sheriff's deputies arrived on scene and tried to coax the reptile out on its own but he wouldn't budge. So the officers teamed up and got the gator close enough to the edge of the pool where they were able to grab it and tape its mouth shut. They then drove it to a nearby lake where it was "released on its own recognizance."
The Lake County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted the following story on their social media...
DFC Faust and Deputy Brownsberger responded to a call at Montverde Academy in reference to a 3-foot alligator that had decided to try out for the swim team, preventing the actual swim team from practicing.
Deputy Brownsberger was able to use a safety hook to bring him to the edge where Deputy Faust reached down and grabbed the gator. His mouth was then secured with electric tape and temporarily detained so they could safely transport him to Lake Apopka, where the gator was released on its own recognizance.
No deputies or gators were hurt during the encounter