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Alligator knocks on door of Brevard County home

Marie Maxwell says she was watching “Jeopardy” on television when she heard a knock at the door of her Brevard County home.

When she opened it, an alligator she believes was longer than 6 feet was staring at her.

Maxwell told Florida Today she shut the door and called police Saturday evening. By the time they arrive, the gator was gone. She believes the alligator retreated into a pond behind her home, in the Suntree neighborhood near Viera.

Maxwell, 75, called an alligator trapper, who on Sunday put what looked like a large pot roast on a rope in the pond.

On Wednesday, something took the bait and Maxwell called the trapper. He pulled a 4-foot alligator from the pond, but Maxwell says it’s smaller than the door-knocking gator.

So the search continues.

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