A friend of mine sent me this. *It didn't get this big by eating poodles.*
The gator was found between Orlando and Titusville, near Anita and Charlie Rogers house.
They could hear it bellowing at night and their neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth alligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as exaggerations.
Friday they realized the stories were, if anything, understated when he spotted it crawling through his back yard.
Florida Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the beast. * Joe Goff, 6'5" tall, a game Warden with the Florida Parks and Wildlife Department, walks past a 23-foot, 1-inch alligator that he shot and killed.