Alexis Dunbar says she screamed and the alligator hissed when
she found it inside the bathroom of her home Saturday afternoon.
Her boyfriend propped a small table by the bathroom to keep the
gator inside until an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission showed up to take him away.
Dunbar believes the alligator used a doggie door on the back
porch to get inside the house. Dunbar lives in Palmetto, which is
south of St. Petersburg.
Spring is mating season for alligators and wildlife officials
urge people to be extremely cautious, especially around water.