21/10/2013 05:53 BST | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Alligator Strolls Up To Florida Walmart, Freaks Everyone Out (VIDEO)

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The animal kingdom is infiltrating our world. Well, trying to.

Following the appearance of a rogue kangaroo at a pharmacy in Melbourne airport last week, an alligator has made an attempt to go shopping in Walmart.

The six-foot-long beast slithered right up to the doors of the Apopka, Florida store on Sunday morning.

Just chillin': A six foot alligator at the doors of the Apopka Walmart

Apparently undecided, he stayed there for some time, loitering in the doorway as a small crowd gathered around him.

Eventually, staff locked the automatic doors of the store to prevent him from getting in.


Customer Robin Watkins told WKMG Local 6 (from the safety of her car): “It was a nice sized ‘gator, just chillin’.”

Staff called police and a trapper was summed – but not before the alligator took matters into his own claws and scuttled off into the undergrowth.

Rumbled: The beast surveys his audience

Watkins added: “It was neat to see but I’m glad they locked the doors because I had my child with me.”

Fish and wildlife officers were expected to search for the animal on Sunday to determine if it needs to be relocated, WFTV reports.

Speedy exit: The beast slithered into the swamp before a trapper could arrive