POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — When a deputy in central Florida responded to a report of an alligator in a shed, he found something a little less harmful.

The Polk County Sheriff’s said Deputy Trexler responded to the call about an alligator in a storage shed.

However, Trexler discovered the creature was actually a harmless, but realistic pool float.

“He came…he saw…he conquered the beast. He even knocked the wind out of it. Literally. The gator turned out to be a pool floatie,” the sheriff’s office wrote.

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