A Fort Bend County family woke up to discover a nine-foot alligator in their front yard. 



Janet Jackson-Brown tells out TV partner Local-2 she heard dogs barking uncontrollably in her Missouri City neighborhood and went outside to see what the disturbance was.  She went back inside when she heard her daughter scream, and saw the gator just feet away outside the window.  



"He was not something I would want to run into… I would feel totally intimidated. I would be horrified for the kids to be around him."



The gator eventually leisurely made it back to the water on its own -- followed by deputies, neighbors, and even the Browns' cat.