SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) – They say neither rain, snow, nor the darkness of the night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way.
This is what happened at the Spring Hill Post Office in Hernando County, Florida, according to a Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff officials said someone stopped at the post office around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to drop off a package and saw the 7-foot (2-meter) gator roaming the lobby. The building has automatic double doors that allow entry after hours, officials said.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission considers an alligator to be a “pest” if it is 4 feet or taller and is considered a threat to people, pets, or property.
Florida has an alligator hotline for these types of situations: 866-392-4286.
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