9-foot alligator breaks screen, climbs through SC family's doorway on Easter

Family awakens to 9-foot alligator on porch

A SC couple have been given an Easter morning to remember after discovering a live 2.7m alligator on their porch. No, it wasn't the Easter bunny.

The homeowners said they thought someone was breaking into their house when they found the gator had climbed on the porch.

According to WCBD, the gator was able to climb a back stairwell and make its way through an aluminum screen door before camping out out on the porch.

Deemed too much of a threat to handle by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the alligator was eventually killed.

Ronnie Russell of Gator Getter Consultants showed up to remove the alligator, and after spending two hours on the scene attempting to remove the reptile, it became apparent that this job wouldn't go as planned.

Alligator experts say an alligator climbing a flight of stairs like that is extremely rare - but they said because it's Spring, the animal was likely going to desperate measures in its pursuit of a mate. According to the Post and Courier, state law requires that nuisance-trapped alligators be put down. "It was so freaky", Susie Polston said.

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