Video: Gator takes a dip in Orlando swimming pool, officials say

Trapper wrangles reptile within minutes

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. - A homeowner reported a 4- to 5-foot long alligator in a swimming pool Tuesday morning, according to Orange County Fire Rescue officials.

Firefighters said at 11 a.m. a trapper was on the way to Halkyn Point Lane to capture the gator.

Sky 6 video from the scene showed the gator swimming at the bottom of an underground pool. The pool is surrounded by a metal fence, but it is not screened in.

It only took minutes for a trapper to wrangle the alligator out of the pool shortly before noon. The trapper dragged the reptile to a nearby grassy area to tape its jaw shut and tie its limbs back before transporting it.

Fire officials said the gator has been named Gabby.

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