6-Foot Gator Knocks on Door of Central Florida Home

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
August 7, 2014

VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Marie Maxwell says she was watching Jeopardy when she heard a knock at the door of her home in the Suntree neighborhood near Viera. When she opened it, an alligator she believes was longer than 6 feet was staring at her.

Maxwell told Florida Today she shut the door and called police on Saturday evening. By the time they arrive, the gator was gone. She believes the alligator retreated into a pond behind her home.

She called an alligator trapper, who on Sunday put what looked like a large pot roast on a rope in the pond.

On Wednesday, something took the bait and Maxwell called the trapper. He pulled a 4-foot alligator from the pond, but Maxwell says it's smaller than the door-knocking gator.

So the search continues.


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