See ya later, alligator! Huge reptile takes Easter stroll through Florida neighborhood
Officials believe the animal eventually made it back to a local lake
VENICE, Fla. - Well, here’s something you don’t see every day.
A huge alligator was spotted taking an Easter Sunday stroll through a Florida neighborhood, according to FOX 35 Orlando.
"We’re not sure if the Easter bunny made its way to Harrington Lake in Venice this morning after coming across this bad boy," the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
The alligator was estimated to be about 10 feet long and was in no hurry to head home.
"We can’t blame him just thinking about how heavy that tail must be," the sheriff’s office wrote.
FOX 35 reported that Florida Fish & Wildlife officers were contacted about the visitor but didn’t respond to the scene.
Officials believe the animal eventually made it back to a local lake.
FOX 13 Tampa Bay said state officials have been reminding residents that it's currently alligator mating season and to stay away from the animals.