By Gabrielle Okun, DCNF
An escaped alligator took a stroll through the deserted streets of Melbourne, Fla. on Sunday, while Hurricane Irma raged through the town.
Fire department members were the first to spot the alligator, and they captured his neighborhood jaunt in a phone video, according to local news station UPI.
“Not sure the Mandatory evacuations apply to this guy,” a photojournalist from Florida tweeted Sunday.
— Michael Moore (@FLWxChaser) September 10, 2017
The alligator was later seen running onto a grassy area, according to city spokeswoman Cheryl Mall, and has not been reported since.
Two manatees were also beached after Irma drained water from Sarasota Bay.
“One wasn’t moving, the other was breathing and had water in its eyes,” Michael Sechler, who first noticed the animals, said in a Facebook post. “My friends and I couldn’t move these massive animals ourselves, and we called every service we could think of, but no one answered.”
— Paige Kelton (@PaigeANjax) September 10, 2017
Several volunteers were later able to move the manatees about 100 yards closer to the water, according to ABC News.
Follow Gabrielle on Twitter
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Judge dismisses sorority sisters’ lawsuit attempting to block transgender woman from joining: ‘the court will not define a woman today’ - August 29, 2023
- Here’s the EYE-POPPING total amount Trump raised in one day off his mugshot - August 27, 2023
- US military chopper carrying more than 20 Marines crashes over Australia - August 27, 2023
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.