9-foot gator makes unannounced visit to Florida home

Cocoa police officers, trapper wrangle gator resting outside apartment door

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

This 9-foot alligator was spotted outside the door of a Cocoa apartment complex.

COCOA, Fla. - A 9-foot alligator made an unannounced visit to a Florida home Monday.

Cocoa police received a call from worried neighbors about the gator roaming the parking lot of their apartment complex.

When officers arrived, they found the gator resting on the doormat outside apartment 903.

A gator trapper was called to help officers wrangle the reptile.

State wildlife officers said it's common for gators to roam in search of water during warm weather.

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