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We all know that in Florida, where there is fresh water, there could be a gator lurking, and in Polk County, this one had some pretty impressive moves as it climbed into a fenced-in area.

Selina Philips posted the video on Facebook that she took at the Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland where the gator used a bench to hoist itself up and over the fence.

Up and over 🐊

Posted by SLinky Lavonne Phillips on Wednesday, May 4, 2022


One comment by Tara Brogan reads “β€œOh great. My β€˜irrational’ fear of walking down a boardwalk to find an alligator at the end was just justified.” Another by Elizabeth Ross says “If they learn how to open doors, we’re in trouble.”



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Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127