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That's no pool toy! Woman finds 300-pound gator in her swimming pool

A woman found a big surprise when she was taking her dogs out for a walk.

A Florida woman found a big surprise in her swimming pool Monday.

WPEC reports Senta Evans of Palm Beach Gardens was letting her dogs out for a walk when she found an 8-foot, 300-pound gator was taking a dip.

She called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who sent a trapper out to wrangle the reptile.

It is gator mating season, and experts warn the reptiles are more active this time of year.

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