CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – This house is not quite move-in ready...
Video shared with News4JAX shows a roughly 12-foot reptile that was found hanging out inside a Charlotte County home early on March 14.
Matthew Goodwin, the construction site supervisor, captured the moment crews were forced to pull the doors off the home and a trapper was called in.
He spoke to our sister station WKMG about the interesting find.
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“The window blind installer located the gator before everyone arrived,” Goodwin told WKMG. “He then told the construction manager David Davis, and he in turn, called me over. I was busy and didn’t want to go, it was Monday, and he stated this is more important than what I was doing and to get over here. I go look in my house and there was the 12-foot gator!”
The video shows the gator was not happy to leave -- doing a “death roll” on its way out. Goodwin predicts the alligator did roughly $2,500 to $3,000 in damages to the home.
The alligator was safely removed and relocated to another area, WKMG reports.