Knock, knock: Massive gator startles Merritt Island homeowner

Trapper removes 10-foot alligator from neighborhood

By Nicky Zizaza - Reporter

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.

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