The alligator wasn't very large, but it was an alarming sight, regardless.
The roughly 2-foot long reptile was taking a stroll on the pavement Monday outside rooms at a Quality Inn in Sebring in Central Florida. If a guest's door had been open, it is very likely the little guy could have walked right in.
Video footage captures the gator in mid stride, then shows it being wrangled, its jaws being taped shut by a stairwell.
The Highlands County Sheriff's Office posted the video on its Facebook page with the amusing caption: "We aren't sure if this little guy got locked out of his room at the Quality Inn in Sebring this afternoon or what. Maybe he was just looking for the tiki bar to get a margatorita, but he didn't look like he was old enough to drink and didn't appear to have any ID in his alligator skin wallet."
The post adds that it was cornered by a licensed trapper and taken away, with the hashtag#onlyinflorida