Man wakes up to find 10-foot alligator knocking at his door
When Metts Bahadir heard scratching at his front door in the middle of the night, he came face-to-face with a very unexpected visitor.
After hearing a massive crash and then the scratching, the dad-of-two found a massive, 10-foot alligator waiting on his doorstep in Lutz, Florida.
"It was really scary," Bahadir told WTSP.
He quickly put away his fear and pulled out his camera. He recorded video showing the huge alligator waiting on the porch.
"Reporting live from my home today I have a wonderful alligator right here," he tells the camera in one video, which he posted to Facebook. "This is in front of my door... It's a maaad 10 footer!"
The gator likely crawled from a pond at the golf course near to the family's home.
"People say is this real? Is this a joke? Are you pranking [me]? No I'm not, it happened," Bahadir told WTSP.
He called authorities and captured the moment a trapper lassoed the reptile before pulling it away from the front door. Bahadir can be heard laughing behind the camera as it writhes on the ground.
"It was flipping, it was hissing," Bahadir said.
Eventually the family was left in peace and the alligator was removed and killed, according to reports.