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Collier County couple find nearly 8-foot gator hiding in storage, panic ensues – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida couple stated an unwelcome scaly customer made its means inside their storage.

Karyn and Jamie Dobson stated they have been watching TV in their Collier County residence on Wednesday night time once they heard what they thought was a automobile accident.

“The crash was so big, like wicked,” stated Karyn.

Wicked and wild, because it seems.

Jamie stated he went to the storage to find out the reason for the racket.

“I open the garage door about a quarter way, peek my head in, and there’s the alligator,” he stated.

The bewildered home-owner stated he instantly slammed the storage door shut.

“Very quickly closed the door [and said], ‘Karyn, we have an alligator in our garage,’ something that, coming from the Midwest, we really haven’t experienced before,” he stated.

Chicago, to be particular, so a gator in the storage was positively a primary for the couple.

“After I finished screaming, she goes, ‘You’ve got to be kidding,’” stated Jamie.

“I said, ‘Come on, like, what are you talking about? Give me a break, you’re pulling a fast one,’” stated Karyn.

The solely quick one was the nearly 8-foot reptile, who gave the impression to be conscious he’d been noticed.

The Dobsons stated they made a fast name to Trapper Ray.

“We’re all standing up there like scaredy-cats,” stated Karyn.

“[I] open the garage door, and the gator starts to back up. Its mouth is wide open at this point,” stated Jamie.

Trapper Ray wrangled the gator, however when Ray left, there was fairly the mess to scrub up.

“We’re getting ready for a party. We have cases of soda and everything else,” stated Karyn.

As it occurs, that was the gator’s beverage of selection.

“There was Diet Coke spewing everywhere, because the gator was interested, tore open the box, had a few cans,” stated Karyn. “Probably thought it was beer, maybe. I don’t know.”

What the Dobsons do know is that this wildlife encounter that was too shut for consolation served as a reminder to all the time preserve the storage closed so there aren’t any extra wild surprises.

“People have sent me texts and emails, ‘gator girl,’ they have all these comments,” stated Karyn. “‘Crikey, mate.’ ‘What a great birthday present, Karyn.’”

The alligator was taken from the house and relocated safely.

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