Many of us expect surprise visits. It’s part of the norm and in most cases it’s from family members, friends and co-workers but what about animals? Yes, you read correctly. If you haven’t been in such a situation then we know a family who has experienced the scenario. A couple living in Coral Springs, Florida, United States were perplexed when they heard a knocking on their door in the early hours of Thursday morning, last week.
What appeared to be confusion suddenly became shock when they realized it was a 9-foot alligator camped outside their doorstep. “It was nuts, I couldn’t believe it,” resident Luann Alonso said, according to NBC Miami. “I thought it was not real.”
Her husband Jorge thought the initial racket was being made by a raccoon but once he turned on the porch light he found out his initial guess was incorrect. “As soon as I turned the light on, I saw that big gator right in front of the door,” Alonso told WFOR. “The tail was facing the front window and his body was against the door and we couldn’t get out.”
Mrs. Alonso who usually walks the family dog early in the morning stated that she was fortunate not to have stumbled upon the animal. The couple called the police who sent a trapper to remove the alligator. According to CBS Miami, the 9-foot reptile is considered a nuisance and as such it will not be returned to the wild.