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Huge alligator in Florida spotted swimming behind the woman’s home

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An alligator that an estimated 10 metres in length was recently spotted swimming in a body of water behind a Cape Coral, Florida woman’s home.

Rachel Holbrook took on Facebook over the weekend to share images of the prehistoric-looking creature lurking in the water, later told NBC2 the gator in the vicinity of her house made her restless.

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“When he was next to the paddle boat that you are really aware of the size of him, because the paddle boat was about five [feet] wide,” Holbrook told the news station. “So you could really get a good scale to see how big he was and I said,” This thing is going away from us, fortunately.'”

The gator — which is probably a mature adult, an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission told NBC-2 — is not new to the area, however. Holbrook said she’s seen of the reptiles in the past noted, and it comes by every few weeks.

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Floridians can begin to see more gators in the coming weeks, as the “courtship” period for these reptiles typically begins in April before the mating season follows in May and June, according to WTSP.

Rachel Holbrook not immediately return Fox News’ request for additional comment Wednesday.

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