An astounding video of a large alligator wandering on the roads of Florida in the US, during the ongoing 'gator mating season', has taken the internet by storm. The Florida Highway Patrol took to Twitter recently to share an image and a video of the large reptile taking a stroll along a highway named Alligator Alley in Collier County, next to a chain-link fence.
While the Highway Patrol joked that the alligator at least obeyed traffic rules as it was out of the travel lanes, netizens were curious if the huge mammal crossed the fence over.
Troopers met this large🐊on Alligator Alley in Collier County this morning! Way to atleast stay in the grass shoulder and out of the travel lanes! pic.twitter.com/L9SsC63mDI— FHP SWFL (@FHPSWFL) April 26, 2020
Since shared, the video has been viewed more than 7,000 times. With hundreds of likes, several internet users were even concerned whether the ‘huge’ mammal was able to cross the fence. Some netizens even remarked on the size of the gator, while others wondered if he was on a prowl amid the mating season.
Did he get back to the other side? 🐊— Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (@LehighAcresFD) April 26, 2020
I hope he's okay. How did he get out of the fencing? It's not his fault. It's human error.— kimberly goddard (@rottipotti) April 27, 2020
He is huge! Looks like he is trying to get back on the other side.— łātōrīā♐️ (@yourgirltori) April 28, 2020
It’s their mating season... could be on the prowl.— Mike (@mikelechter) April 26, 2020
Even the gator sick of stay home order !— ProvenBigdawg (@provenbigdawg) April 26, 2020
Social distancing 😂😎🇺🇸. Wait until he jumps the fence..— Kevin (@KevinStAug) April 26, 2020
Meanwhile, authorities in Florida reportedly warned citizens to be on the lookout for aggressive alligators as it is ‘gator mating season’. According to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the mating season means that the alligators could be more mobile and aggressive than usual.