The alligator invasion started in Florida ( of course, Florida ) on April 28, when an “aggressive” 11-foot reptile made its way onto the front porch of a home in The Villages near Orlando. “The minute that it saw a person it immediately, you know, started to hiss and come toward the person, and as I walked over closer to it, it wanted to bite me,” Al Roberts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said.
Only a day later, a smaller biting beastie in Jacksonville, Florida sent Target shoppers into a panic as it roamed the store parking lot. Trappers quickly arrived to take the gator away from the crowd.
Later that night in Texas, a large gator stopped traffic on U.S. Route 59. The 11-foot gator reportedly decided to camp out on the road near Cleveland, Texas just after midnight on April 30. “The gator was just there and not moving. He would rise up and hiss at them anytime someone would get close,” Texas resident Chance Ward told the Houston Chronicle.
One more gigantic gator was caught on tape in Florida plowing straight through a barbed wire fence over the weekend. Teasia Warner of Mulberry told reporters she was on the way to church when she captured the fast moving beast charging through the sharpened fence wire on the side of the road.
It’s likely the massive gator sightings won’t stop anytime soon. The agency says alligator mating season takes place in May and June. Al Roberts said he received three more calls about “nuisance gators” on April 28. Roberts warns that large randy males will be out in many areas looking for mates over the next few weeks. Keep your women and children indoors!