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Lo and behold, it’s a sight you don’t normally see.

WINK Meteorologist Matt Devitt tweeted a photo of an alligator chilling in a tree in Cape Coral, Fla., on Wednesday.

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Ronald Saracino told WINK News he saw the gator and never saw anything like it in the 8 years of living there.

“Saw something in a tree, at first I thought maybe it was a lizard,” Saracino told WINK News. “The more I looked at it, the more I thought it was actually probably a 5-foot gator.”

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“I know people are not going to believe it, but I 100 percent believe it was a gator!” Saracino added.

Even thought Saracino thought no one would believe it, Amy Sera, an educator at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers told WINK News it’s not a usual occurrence.

“I’ve seen picture of crocodiles doing that behavior,” Sera told WINK News. “It gives them a little bit better view of their territory. Cold blooded animals get their energy from the sun and the warmth. So, they are more active in the summer.”

(h/t UpRoxx)

There’s nothing more absurd than looking up and seeing a huge gator hanging out in a tree @MattDevittWINK/Twitter
Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare.
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