Check out this unnerving video out of Florida where an 8-foot alligator was filmed casually climbing over a chainlink fence at the Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland on May 4. WFLA reports the reptile was inside a fenced area for hikers and used a wooden bench to hoist itself over the barrier before falling into the bushes below. Selina Philips (the person filming) said she didn’t notice the gator on the bridge at first:
“That’s the scary part. I had my back turned to the opposite side of the bridge and stopped to look at a great blue heron when I heard the noise — a strange loud, heavy clomping sound. So I turned around and saw him half way up on the bench inside the fenced area where (humans) usually are. … How did it get there? Did we walk past each other? Did it walk behind me when my back was turned or was he already there? Seeing the climb and the strength and will power, I walked away more cautious. … I am a native Floridian so I’ve seen lots of gators and still it was so very cool.”
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