An alligator was not too long ago noticed taking a dip and catching some rays close to Panama Metropolis Seaside, Fla.
Lisa Powell Niemiec was fast to take to Fb with images of the gator, which she noticed final week at a seashore on the close by St. Andrews State Park. As of Friday afternoon, the publish had almost eight,000 shares.
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“Simply your common Florida seashore day,” one individual mentioned in response to the images.
“Pond lizard,” wrote one other.
“Good one,” mentioned a 3rd.
“We had been fishing and he swam up on us,” she informed the Panama Metropolis Information Herald. “I feel he was drained due to the present within the cross and he laid there on the seashore for some time then he swam round Deepwater level into North Lagoon.”
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The gator possible got here from one of many close by freshwater swimming pools situated on the state park, in accordance with the publication, which famous Gator Lake is often a hot-spot for the reptiles.
Gators “can tolerate salt water for a couple of hours and even days,” in accordance with the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). However the prehistoric creatures are “primarily freshwater animals, residing in swampy areas, rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds.”