INVERNESS, Fla. -- A scaly intruder was taken into custody this week after getting into a Citrus County pool.

Deputy Dale Johnson was called out to the Meadowcrest community pool Thursday for what he called a mean gator. The 3-foot gator proved elusive for several minutes before Deputy Johnson was able to snag him.

Once in custody, the gator was turned over to the Florida Wildlife Commission.

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