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.
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.”
“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.”