Palmetto community wrangling with big gator: "A 10-foot alligator is causing havoc in a Manatee County neighborhood.
The gator sits on the bank of Heather Glen's pond and doesn't retreat when it sees a person. Some parents with small children and dog owners are worried, said resident Cathy Engels.
Several gators have come to the pond over the course of the year, but they come and go and aren't bold with people, residents say.
This gator has a different attitude."