Walmart gets surprise visit from alligator

An alligator wandered out of the woods and hung out in front of a Florida Walmart for about an hour early Sunday.
By Gabrielle Levy   |   Oct. 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM

(UPI) -- A Walmart store in Florida had a seriously unwanted customer when a six-foot alligator wandered up to the store shortly after midnight Sunday.

Employees at the Walmart in Apopka, Fla., had to lock the doors after the gator was spotted near the front of the store. Police blocked off the area and tried to lure the animal away, and it wandered back into the woods behind the store after about an hour.

State Fish and Wildlife officers planned to determine if the alligator needs to be relocated.

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