Anybody Home? Roaming Gator Tries To Ring Doorbell In South Carolina

An alligator roaming a Charleston neighborhood not only climbed a home's front door but also reached for the doorbell.

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Apparently this was one reptile determined to meet the neighbors.

An alligator wandered through a subdivision in Moncks Corner near Charleston this week and at one point wandered onto the front porch of a house and climbed up the front door. It appeared to reach for the doorbell.

The Monday visit was captured on video by Gary Rogers, whose daughter Danielle Barkley lives nearby.

Barkley tells local media that alligators have visited the neighborhood before and last year she saw one on the front porch of another neighbor's house. But she says this is the first time one seemed to reach for the doorbell.

The alligator, which was several feet long, hung around for about an hour before it wandered back into the woods on its own.


(Video courtesy of ABC News)


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