Boca Raton man finds gator lounging in swimming pool

Matt Fino, wife believe 8-foot gator came from nearby canal

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor
Boca Raton Police Department

This 8-foot alligator was found lounging in a Boca Raton resident's swimming pool Monday morning.

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Boca Raton resident woke up Monday morning to find an alligator lounging in his swimming pool.

Matt Fino said he had to do a "double take" after spotting the 8-foot gator sitting on the bottom of the pool.

"It's an eye opener," Fino told WPTV.

Boca Raton Police Department

A Boca Raton police officer stood by until state wildlife officers could come to remove the gator from the pool.

A Boca Raton police officer stood by at a safe distance until Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers could come and remove the gator.

Fino and his wife said they believe the gator must have come from a nearby canal.

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