Canadian girl startled by live alligator - in Ontario

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HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada (WTHR) - This story may be common in Florida, but it's big news in Canada.

An eleven-year-old Canadian girl says she got the scare of her life coming out of the pool when she ran into an alligator in her backyard.

She says she initially thought it was a pool toy, until she saw it move.

Her dad had to see it for himself to be sure, but eventually he made a barricade and called 911.

Animal control officers who captured the four-and-a-half foot reptile away say the gator is likely someone's pet.

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