Unexpected guests can invoke a complete variety of feelings, from joy and ecstasy to absolute worry and confusion. A patron at a US post workplace in Spring Hill, Florida, who was there to mail a package early in the morning, was greeted by one such unexpected visitor. Whether this unanticipated visitor invoked joy in him or mortal worry, we do not know. But we sure do know the visitor was unwelcome. How? Well, on getting the news, an individual from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office had to come to the internet site promptly to take our visitor away. But who is this visitor, you ask? No one specific, just a seven-foot-extended alligator.
According to a post on the official Facebook web page of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on June 9, when a patron had come to the post workplace to mail a package. That was when the patron bumped into our 7-foot-extended reptilian pal taking a stroll in the lobby location.
A trapper from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office promptly came to the post workplace and took the alligator away from the lobby. According to the Facebook post, the entrance to the post workplace is manned by an automatic double door program.
The post went viral in a couple of hours, attracting almost 3,000 likes and 4,000 shares, with hundreds of comments. Like most posts that go viral on social media, this one, also, had customers locating an element of comedy to lighten the gravity of the predicament.
One user got cheekily curious, asking yourself if the alligator was there to register a complaint. Ric Ford, the user, commented, “Perhaps he wanted to register a complaint with the postmaster.”
Another user, Hailie Marie, wrote, “He’s got postcards to send to family back home. Mind your business.”
In one more notably cheeky comment that is sure to make you chuckle, a user, Sheli Mullen Dile, stated, “Well, it is mating season, maybe he was looking for his mail-order bride?”
Another user, Katie Fenton, heaved a sigh of relief on getting “late” to attain the post workplace. Her comment study, “I was actually going to go there this morning, but I was running late for work,” and added that it was a “good thing I was running late”.
One other user, Christopher Dyer, wondered how the alligator got inside the post workplace by means of the automatic double doors, expressing surprise and confusion in the comments section. “I’m shocked the doors opened for it. They typically sense motion from body heat, alligators are cold-blooded. It could have slipped in when the door opened for a human, I guess,” read his comment.
Another user took this opportunity to crack a joke on the Florida heat. “Can you see the smile on his face? The poor creature was enjoying the AC indoors, have you been outdoors? Lol”, their comment said.
We can’t lie that we didn’t enjoy the pun in a comment by a user, Steve Francis, that read: “They did not provide to his door so he just caiman.” He saw the opportunity for a well-timed pun, he took it. For the uninitiated, Caiman is a kind of lizard, and the name has been used as a pun in place of “came in”.
Have you ever received unexpected guests like this alligator? Let us know in the comments.