Sunday 25 June 2017

WATCH - Alligator strolls across road 'like a boss' after Hurricane Matthew

An alligator crosses the road CREDIT: FACEBOOK / ARMANDO VAZQUEZ
An alligator crosses the road CREDIT: FACEBOOK / ARMANDO VAZQUEZ

Mark Molloy

Residents in the UK may have to deal with the odd pesky fox ransacking their rubbish bins (or more) but spare a thought for our American friends who sometimes have to cope with alligators on the loose.

A motorist in Doral, Florida, captured an errant gator casually strolling across a road as a line of drivers waited for the slow-moving reptile to pass.

Armando Vazquez, who was in the queue of cars, captured footage of the alligator ‘cruising’ in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

She posted the video, which has racked up 460,000 views and thousands of shares in 48 hours, on Facebook, warning others in Miami-Dade County to ‘be careful’.

Ms Vazquez added [translated]: “Usually they are more afraid of us than we are of them, but this looks like it has already done this on other occasions.”

One viewer joked: “Like a boss.”

Streets were flooded, trees toppled and around one million people were left without power as Matthew sideswiped Florida's coast.

It’s not the first time a recorded alligator sighting in the south eastern United States has been a hit on social media.

Earlier this year, another motorist driving through a flooded Florida street was left stunned when she spotted an alligator swimming near her car.

While this massive gator was pulled from a storm drain in Florida after complaints of a ‘bad smell’.

How do alligators relax? By enjoying a spot of golf, it seems.

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