7-Foot Alligator Casually Strolls Into Florida Post Office

A lizard on the floor

A 7-foot alligator strolled through the automatic sliding front doors of a Spring Hill, Florida, post office like he was looking to buy stamps.

Apparently the gator walked up to the doors and triggered the motion sensor before letting himself inside.

A post office patron stumbled upon the gator while attempting to mail a package and alerted authorities to the gator’s presence at 3:30 AM.

Wait, time out. Who mails a package at 3:30 AM? And what post office is open at 3:30 AM?

I honestly have more questions about the timeline for this story than I do the alligator in the lobby…

Anyways, a license trapper arrived on scene and safely wrangled the gator out of the lobby.

On 06-09-2021 at 3:32 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the U.S Post Office facility located at 8501 Philatelic Road in Spring Hill in reference to a 7-foot alligator roaming the lobby area.

The alligator was observed by a patron who came to the post office to mail a package. This post office location features automatic double doors that allow entrance into the lobby.

A trapper responded and safely removed the alligator from the lobby.


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock