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Deputy removes alligator from pool in Florida

Gator in pool (Pinellas County Sheriff)

There’s a reminder to check your pool before doing the cannonball in.

On Saturday, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page a photo of Deputy Heather Harris after an alligator was removed from a pool.

“Just another interesting day in Tampa Bay!” the post said.

Alligators are more active this time of year. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, alligator courtship begins in early April and mating occurs in May or June.

Thinking about taking a swim on a Saturday? Make sure there isn't a gator inside the pool first! Deputy Heather Harris...

Posted by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, April 24, 2021