Police in Port St. Lucie, Florida, are stunned after closing a major road for an alligator to be relocated—only for the ten foot gator to take advantage of the police’s ability to close the road for a VIP suntan.
“Wondering why Lyngate Drive was closed?” Port St. Lucie Police Department wrote on Facebook Saturday. “This might be the first time that an Alligator has caused a traffic jam in Port St Lucie. In case you’re wondering our reptilian friend is 10 foot 4 inches.”
Police added: “Traffic has reopened and our friend has been safely relocated. 🐊”
The alligator irritated some—but locals appeared enthused about its presence.
“At least the Alligator is obeying speed limit. For the rest of you slow down.” Justine declared in a Facebook comment on the police’s post. “Not a speedway.”