Alligator found swimming in backyard pool at Alabama home

Published 10:19 pm Sunday, August 2, 2020

An Alabama homeowner woke up to an unexpected visitor swimming in his backyard pool: an alligator.

WALA-TV reports that Steven McCulland of Mobile recorded the unwanted guest on video and posted it on social media.

In the video, McCulland shows the alligator and sounds stunned as he says: “How is there an alligator in my pool, swimming around in my pool? What in the blue blazes is this?”

And he told those watching the video: “If you own an alligator and you’re missing one, he is in my backyard in my pool. Come get him.”

McCulland told the news station he had no idea how the alligator got into his backyard Friday, but he’ll double-checking now before he enters the pool. The reptile eventually retreated to McCulland’s fence line, and a wildlife agent removed it.