“Look before you leap”: Massive alligator lurks at bottom of Florida pool

In Florida, it’s probably a good idea to thoroughly check all corners of your swimming pool before diving in — you never know when a massive alligator may be waiting for you at the bottom.

That’s a warning the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is spreading after getting a call Monday from a woman cleaning a family’s pool in Venice. At the bottom of the chlorine-filled pool sat a 7-to-8-foot female gator.

“Clearly this was a chlorine-filled pool, which is a reminder to people, especially Floridians, that they could be in just about any body of water,” Kaitlyn Perez, public information officer for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, told CBS News. “Nothing surprises us anymore.”


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