Imagine waking up to find an 11-foot-long intruder in your kitchen!
The Clearwater Police Department said the massive gator smashed a ground-level kitchen window to get inside the home located in the Eagles Landing neighborhood.
"He got my red wine-the good stuff", homeowner Wicshhusen told Fox 13 Tampa.
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Homeowner and wine lover, Ms Wischhusen, said she was shocked by the size of the alligator. There was damage to the walls, she said.
There were no injuries reported in the break-in. The city posted photos of the close encounter to Twitter, with one particularly nice shot of the gator's powerful jaws wide open, snapping at police.
According to WFLA, an 11-foot gator, acting like a horrendous in-law, forced its way into the Clearwater home, stayed over uninvited and went through four bottles of wine it found in the kitchen.
It was eventually captured, subdued, and removed from the home.