The Apopka, Florida police were called out when a 6-foot long alligator strolled outside of the city’s local Walmart. As reported by WKMG Local 6, the uninvited visitor walked near the store’s automatic sliding doors and lingered, causing the doors to open and close.
Walmart employees took precautions by locking the doors. Robin Watkins was shopping in the 24-hour Walmart Supercenter and like many fellow shoppers, she wanted to catch a glimpse of the wild animal. Robin told WKMG, “It was right against the door. I mean you could see it. It was probably 5 almost 6 feet long. It was a nice size gator, just chillin,” and added, “It was neat. It was neat to see. But I’m glad they locked the doors for safety because I do have my child with me.”
The police tried to lure the huge reptile away and contacted the state fish and wildlife officers for assistance. But by the time the trapper arrived, the gator had already made its exit. There were no injuries and the Walmart loiterer eventually made its way to the nearby wooded area and the lake where authorities believed it lived.