PLANT CITY, Fla., April 4 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida shared a photo of a resident's heart-stopping discovery -- a 9-foot alligator propping itself up against his front door.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter Friday a Plant City man called 911 on March 27 to report the large gator was camped out on his front porch.
Sheriff's deputies arrived at the home with a licensed trapper and snapped a picture of the alligator climbing the porch stairs and propping itself up against the man's front door.
The alligator, initially estimated by the homeowner to be about 8 feet long, measured a more impressive 9 feet, 5 inches long.
Dep Krouse helps a licensed trapper with a 9'5" alligator attempting to gain access into a mobile home in Plant City pic.twitter.com/YfJVRd7QQ1— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) April 1, 2016