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7-foot gator invades Florida family’s garage

The garage door was open for only 10 minutes

Torrie Heathcoat says her garage door was only open for ten minutes before a seven-foot alligator wandered in.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A Florida woman says she had the shock of her life when she opened her garage door and came face-to-face with a 7-foot alligator.

Torrie Heathcoat found the gator in the garage of her Fort Myers home Sunday night.

“It was huge! His head was huge, his head was gigantic!” she says.

Heathcoat said she had seen a gator swimming in a lake near their home earlier in the evening, and that her garage door was only open for a total of ten minutes before the gator was found hissing inside.