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9-foot alligator found in Merritt Island yard

12:35 PM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
A Brevard County man found a scary, jaw-snapping guest outside his house Wednesday morning.(Photo courtesy of WESH-TV)
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MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - A Brevard County man found a scary, jaw-snapping guest outside his house Wednesday morning.

Images: Alligator found near Merritt Island man's mailbox A Brevard County man found a scary, jaw-snapping guest outside his house Wednesday morning.

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The homeowner spotted the 9-foot alligator in the front yard of his home on Granada Avenue in Merritt Island.

After his dog began barking, Ken Champion said he spotted the animal near his mailbox.

"He was steady at that point, motionless but after about 10 minutes he moved west underneath the automobile," said Champion. "He was just a house guest, I thought maybe we had a house guest coming over."

Animal control officials quickly arrived, and after a struggle they were able to get the alligator under control and took him away.

No injuries were reported.

WESH-TV

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