Kicker: A toothy intruder

NICK EICHER, HOST: Retired nurse Mary Wischhusen was home alone in her condo in Clearwater, Florida when she heard a loud crash.

WISCHHUSEN: I thought it was the roof falling in.

But it wasn’t the roof falling in. That would’ve been better than what was really going on.

No, this was much worse.

When she turned a corner to try to figure out what was going on, she saw her kitchen window smashed, and the cause was obvious.

So she bolted to her bedroom, slammed the door, and called 911.

WISCHHUSEN: There is a gigantic alligator in my kitchen.

An 11-foot alligator, not that she stopped to measure!

Wischhusen says it took two trappers and 10 police officers about two hours to get the alligator out of the home.

But not before making a complete nuisance of himself.

WISCHHUSEN: It’s mating season guys, it’s mating season, they’ll try anything. I don’t know why he wanted my red wine, but he got my red wine. The good stuff!

The good stuff! It’s safe to laugh now, right?

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Clearwater Police Department)

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