Causes quite a stir for one driver in West Palm Beach
Nearly 10 foot alligator takes his time walking across Australian Avenue
Alligator spotted crossing Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Even before the morning commute there was a traffic problem in West Palm Beach Thursday morning.
A nearly 10-foot alligator decided to walk across Australian Avenue just before 4 a.m.
Witnesses say the reptile Was even chomping on the bumper of a car.
When Florida Fish and Wildlife arrived the gator was already going into the nearby water.
Experts say it is alligator mating season -- and we're in a time known as "the crawl."
First alligators leave their watery homes to find a mate. Then the females start looking for places to nest. So there is a lot of action over the next month or so.
If you see an alligator you think is too close or too big -- call the nuisance gator hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR. The best piece of advice is really just to stay away from them.