Alligator breaks through lanai screen in Fort Myers

Officers respond at 2 a.m.

(Credit: Fort Meyers Police Department)
(Credit: Fort Meyers Police Department)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – This is not the wake up call you want to get. 

An alligator ripped through a lanai screen and camped out on a family’s back porch at 2 a.m. Friday according to Fort Myers police. 

The officers were dispatched in the early morning hours to find a nearly 8-foot alligator. 

The gator was captured by Florida Fish and Wildlife officers and relocated, police said. 

At approximately 2am Officers were dispatched to a call of an alligator that had torn through a lanai screen and was...

Posted by Fort Myers Police Department on Friday, April 12, 2019

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