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Plant City man receives early morning reptile surprise

9-foot gator found on patio in Plant City
9-foot gator found on patio in Plant City (Courtesy: Mark Pomfret)

PLANT CITY, Fla. – Knock, knock.. who’s there? A nine foot gator!

A man from Plant City received quite the surprise during the wee hours of the morning on June 1.

Mark Pomfret called the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office and deputies responded to his home. They came face-to-face with a nine-foot alligator that he said banged on his front door at 2:30 a.m.

Deputies called a trapper to retrieve the gator, that was later found near the home’s lanai.

About the Author:

Veronica Crespo writes for Local10.com and also oversees the Español section of the website. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism and Spanish.