New Video Shows Determined Alligator Climbing a Fence To Get Where It's Going


New footage coming out of Florida demonstrates just how agile alligators can be in order to get to their desired destination.

WJXT recently shared video of an alligator actually scaling a fence to gain access into Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

But that’s not the only odd place alligators have been showing up in The Sunshine State.

Another Facebook user posted a video of one of the reptiles actually swimming in the streets of St. Petersburg.

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“OK, Who is playing Jumanji in Saint Petersburg, Florida?” Roger Light Jr. wrote in his post.

“First all this rain, flooding and now alligators wondering around in the roads/jumping fences,” he continued.

“This alligator startled me, when out of nowhere I saw it coming towards me when I was stopped at the traffic light,” Light recounted.

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“One minute I’m just looking around waiting for traffic light to turn green,” he wrote.

“Next thing I knew I see this gator coming towards me on my passenger side lol.”

Perhaps the sighting that takes the cake happened at the ChampionsGate Country Club near Orlando.

CNN reported that professional wakeboarder Steel Lafferty was playing golf last week when he had an unexpected run-in with 7-foot alligator.

“I wasn’t too worried,” Lafferty told CNN.

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“I wakeboard professionally so I’m always in the water and I’ve kind of been around gators my whole life,” he said. “There was a bit of a worry, but it seemed like he was doing his own thing so I let him go.”

Lafferty posted footage on Instagram of him playing through the creature, so to speak.

“My shot was really good and that was really the only thing I was worried about,” Lafferty recalled.

“I had to make par on the hole because we had a bet going and I was more worried about winning the bet than getting eaten.”

I see a new movie franchise being birthed inspired by all these videos: “Alligatornado!”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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