Knock, knock: Massive gator startles Merritt Island homeowner
Trapper removes 10-foot alligator from neighborhood
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – A massive, combative alligator startled a Merritt Island homeowner Tuesday by knocking on the front door of her house.
Neighbors along River Moorings Drive near the Indian River said the 10-foot, 5-inch gator was roaming the area earlier in the day.
Two neighbors tried wrestling the gator but couldn't, so they called 911.
A trapper removed the gator, which weighed 350 pounds.
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"That's the biggest gator that has been here in the last 20 years that we have seen," said Corey Larkam, who lives in the neighborhood.
FRIGHTENING: A 10-foot-long alligator crawled up to a woman’s front door in Merrit Island and started knocking. We arrived after the 350lbs gator was shot by trappers. pic.twitter.com/jRmjV3SQhy— NickyZizaza (@NickyZizaza) February 12, 2019
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