Gator Invader: 11-Foot Alligator Breaks into Florida Woman’s Home
OutdoorHub Reporters 06.03.19
A woman in Clearwater, Florida heard something go thud in the middle of the night, and it turned out to be an 11-foot gator invader making a late-night run to her refrigerator.
Clearwater Police responded to Mary Wischhusen’s call around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning to reports of a potential home invasion. The issue was the intruder was scaly and armed with huge teeth!
“I had this beautiful face staring at me as though he belonged there,” Wischhusen told Bay News 9.
As you can imagine, Wischhusen scurried back to her room in a panic and frantically dialed Clearwater authorities. However, it turns out somebody had already beaten her to it. See, before the “break-in,” the gator was actually seen trying to squeeze inside a sewer drain by Patricia Pecora, who was out delivering newspapers.
“He couldn’t fit. He was too huge,” Pecora recalled. A few moments later, she heard a loud crashing sound.
“It sounded like something had fallen or busted. That’s when I said, ‘I’m calling 911, because that sound, that’s not a normal sound,” she said.
The gator ended up smashing through a low window on Wischhusen’s home, is responsible for several holes in the walls, dented the stainless steel fridge, destroyed some furniture, and to top it off, raided her wine stash!
As for the gator, he will be transferred to a private location to rest and recuperate.
Should the gator be a good fit for relocation, experts will then take him to a private alligator farm in Fort Meade.