Huge nine-foot alligator is hauled out of a family's Florida swimming pool

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A Florida family woke up to find an alligator resting at the bottom of their backyard swimming pool.

'After I got up one morning, I scanned the backyard and pool area before letting the dogs out. I saw something floating in the pool and realized we had a surprise guest!' Mike Evans from Palm Beach Gardens said in a posting online.

Homeowner - Trapper - Reptile

The homeowner decided to call a professional trapper who could help remove the enormous reptile.

'The trapper came out here with some gear to get a six-foot alligator out,' said Evans to CBS News. 'He said that thing is nine-feet and he went back and got bigger gear. It was kind of nuts.'

Video - Online - Trapper - Pole - Gator

A video posted online shows the trapper, working alone, using a long white pole as he managed to capture the enormous gator and raise it up by dragging it into the shallow end.

It appeared to take all of the man's strength to heave the gator out, with the pole bending under its weight.

Mouth - Razor - Water

Its enormous mouth was wide open with razor sharp teeth visible as it was yanked out of the water.

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