Florida family surprised by alligator on back porch

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How To Escape An Alligator Attack

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Alligator mating season is in full swing in Florida, so residents need to be wary. You never know where one of those love-seeking reptiles might show up.

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A family in Fort Myers knows that firsthand. They were awakened at 2 a.m. Friday to the sound of an alligator breaking into and entering their home, the Fort Myers News-Press reported.

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The 8-foot alligator ripped through the screen in the home’s lanai area and was perched on the back porch of the home, according to the Fort Myers Police Department.

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Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission captured the gator and will relocate it, the News-Press reported.