11-foot alligator found in Florida pool broke through screen ‘like the Kool-Aid Man’

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Oh, yeah. This was one big alligator.

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A Florida resident said an 11-foot gator was discovered swimming in her family’s swimming pool after breaking through a fence, WFTV reported.

Lynn Tosi of Volusia County said the large reptile “busted right through there … kinda like the Kool-Aid Man, you know.”

“I just kind of circled around not knowing what to do next,” Tosi told WFTV. “I sure wasn’t going outside.”

Coming face to face with an alligator at a residence has happened three times in the county over the past five days, according to the television station.

Scott Hollingsworth, of Daytona Beach, was bitten by an alligator when he opened his front door, WFTV reported.

“I barely got a foot out the door when it latched on and shook real hard,” he said.

On Sunday, officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they received a call from a man in Deltona after an alligator grabbed his dog, WFTV reported.

The resident, who fatally shot the reptile, will not face any charges, according to the agency.

Alligators are active this time of year in Florida. According to the FWC, alligators begin courting in early April. Mating season will be in full swing during May and June.

People with concerns about an alligator should call the FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-392-4286.

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