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Florida homeowner describes finding alligator on porch

17 May 2013 Last updated at 09:29 BST

A woman in Parkland, Florida has described her shock after finding an alligator on her front porch.

Jan Castaneda says at first she thought her husband had bought a blow-up alligator as a prank but realised it was real when it blinked.

The family had to call a trapper to remove the 2.5m (8ft) reptile.

The man measured and taped the alligator's mouth before taking it to Everglades Holiday Park.