A three-foot alligator was found swimming in a motel pool in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Tuesday morning (15.08.17).

Alligator found in motel pool

Alligator found in motel pool

CBS Philadelphia reports that cops were called to Bayview Inn & Suites in the early hours after the reptile decided to take a walk from nearby Lakes Bay to take a splash in the new surroundings.

The Atlantic City Police Department posted a photo of the unusual hotel guest on Facebook.

They captioned it: ''We get requests and try to fulfil them. Here is a picture of our new pet alligator found in a local motel pool. He/she will be safely removed.''

No one was hurt and the alligator has now been taken to Cape May County Zoo.