Memorial Day dip: Alligator enjoys Windermere pool

Small gator left pool before officials arrived to remove it

This alligator wanted to take a cool dip on Memorial Day.

Around 8 a.m. Monday, a Windermere resident heard splashing and found a small alligator in her pool.

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Stacy Guennoun said the gator was enjoying itself, especially the sun desk in the pool.

Guennoun said she called the non-emergency police line and was directed to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department who called the Florida Fish and Wildlife’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline, but it would be several hours before someone could come.

Thankfully, the alligator showed itself out before officials were able to arrive, Guennoun said.

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Stacy is a Social Media Producer for and has been with News 6 since 2018. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in advertising and a Masters in social media/mass communications.