Gator in my Backyard

Today I got an unexpected visitor.  He came from the lake in the back and was rested in one of my flower beds.  And just this morning, I was outside watering my plants.  Perhaps he was already in the flower bed or came after I got inside the house.

The Police was immediately called by one of the neighbors and you can imagine my surprise when I got home few minutes later after he was spotted.  A trapper was called to remove it as you can see.  His length was 5.8 feet long.

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In this picture you can see the Trapper trying to mobilize the gator.  He was in the adjacent bushes right in front of the screen room (my house) located behind.

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The trapper with the help of two of the city Pembroke Pines Police.  Gator in my Backyard-13Gator in my Backyard-15Gator in my Backyard-18

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8 thoughts on “Gator in my Backyard

    • Well my dear, this is a fact of life in Florida. However, this is the first time that an alligator took refuge in my yard and so close to where I spend a great deal of time taking pictures of hummers, butterflies and more… Snakes more often, but lately very seldom. The lake behind hosts 3 gators according to the neighborhood daily news and our association is aware of the danger and is slow taking action. I could have been the lucky one and not the neighborhood dogs. Now I need 8 eyes while I can’t stop my routine. Photography is too important. But I am not complaining. Like they say, this is life in a big city. Thank you and have a nice week end.

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