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Alligator is an unwelcome guest at an al fresco lunch

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 24/11/2015 | 18:31

The alligator leaped out of Lake Alice and made his way over to the picnic blanket
Credit:YouTube/WUFTNews
The alligator leaped out of Lake Alice and made his way over to the picnic blanket Credit:YouTube/WUFTNews

Two college students were enjoying a carefully prepared picnic lunch when an uninvited guest popped in to say hello.

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The University of Florida students were more than a little surprised when a huge alligator leaped out of Lake Alice and strolled over to them.

 

Michael Tamayo and his friend were sitting at a scenic spot on the university campus when the reptile seized his opportunity to have a bite of lunch.

Tamayo told NBC News that such an alligator sighting wasn't unusual.

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"It's Florida so most people are used to seeing them come out ... especially in Gainesville."

However he added that next time they might chose a spot a little further from the water's edge.

The alligator seemed satisfied with his cheese sandwich.

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