EAGLE LAKE, Fla. (WFLA) — Polk County deputies made a pickup while on gator patrol in Eagle Lake Monday after having to get an alligator off a family’s porch.

Deputies Hardy and Ferguson managed to restrain the gator and even gave the 5.5-foot trespasser a ride to a more proper home in Lake McLeod.

This comes after deputies in Hopkins made a more tame rescue after getting a kitten out from a drainpipe.

Remember, if you find an alligator knocking at your door, call the toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286) for assistance.