Investigators did not disclose what the alligator wanted from the homeowners, but officers were able to capture it safely before releasing the alligator back into the wild.
Officials say the 16-year-old was reportedly swimming back from one of the small islands back to the shore when his friends realized he was no longer with them.
Going out to the beach this weekend? Law enforcement has some boating safety tips for the upcoming holiday weekend.
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Fox 26 News Brief for June 14, 2018