6-foot alligator wanders into Lutz garage

Related video: A nearly 500-pound gator was discovered in Temple Terrace last week.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Knock knock! One resident was shocked to discover an unwelcomed guest when a 6-foot gator wandered into her garage Tuesday night.

Carla Quintero lives in the Heritage Harbor neighborhood in Lutz.

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She said after no one answered the knock on their garage door, the gator eventually got out on his own.

Courtesy: Carla Quintero
Courtesy: Carla Quintero

There have been several recent alligator sightings, not just in Florida, but across the country.

A nearly 500-pound gator was discovered in Temple Terrace at the old Coca-Cola plant. The 6-foot animal was relocated and placed on a new diet.

In South Florida, a gator was seen on a golf course, locking a turtle in its jaw. The animal was estimated to be about 14 feet long, chowing down on a roughly 50-pound turtle.

In Texas, a massive alligator was caught chomping on some fish on a beach. The man who caught the whole act on video said the gator wandered over from the nearby freshwater behind the dunes.

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