Workers were putting the finishing touches on a new home near Fort Myers, Florida this month right before an open house.  And someone showed up early . . . a 12-foot ALLIGATOR.

A worker was about to install the window blinds when he found the gator hanging out in the master bedroom.  It got in after someone left a door open.  Then the wind blew the door shut and trapped it inside.  (Here’s a photo.)

It took two professional trappers to get the gator out.  There’s a video of it, and it wasn’t easy.  They think he came from a nearby pond, and they released him in a wilderness area.