A family in Florida found a baby alligator swimming in their backyard pool – freaked with the view and called in experts from a Florida reptile sanctuary.

The Croc Encounters reptile sanctuary stated that the family from Hillsborough County in Westchase called for assistance on Wednesday post they caught a baby alligator swimming in their backyard pool.

On a certain Facebook post, the sanctuary mentioned that each time the family opened their filter lid, the baby alligator tried darting out and swam laps around the pool.

The baby alligator was later released to the wild when the Croc Encounters arrived and removed it safely. Under the Florida law, usually alligators which are below four feet are not considered or termed as nuisance as compared to the larger ones. Since they are not fit for relocation.