“Would you like to add a large apex predator to your order?”
Normally, a “Florida Gator” in a Wendy’s parking lot means that a student from the University of Florida decided to grab a burger.
Not this time.
And it wasn’t anywhere close to Gainesville.
Wendy’s patrons in Lehigh Acres, Florida were frightened when a 6-foot alligator chased some pedestrians in the parking lot.
Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue posted a video of the large reptile walking near a fence at the edge of a parking lot across the street from the Wendy’s.
— Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District (@LehighAcresFD) May 17, 2021
The Lee County Sheriff’s Department joked that the gator might have been “hangry” and “looking for a cheeseburger” when wandering around in the parking lot scaring people.
Deputies responded to Lee Blvd today after this 6-ft gator chased pedestrians through a Wendy’s parking lot.
He may have just been “hangry” for a cheeseburger, but he gave many quite the scare!
Alongside FWC, we wrangled the gator and safely relocated it. pic.twitter.com/OIiDHCmMJC
— Lee County Sheriff (@leesheriff) May 17, 2021
Wildlife officials said the animal was likely just trying to go from one body of water to another with its journey across Lee Boulevard, local outlet WZVN-TV reported.
Source: New York Post
Some might say that this gator in a Wendy’s parking lot might be the most Florida thing that they’ve seen.
I give you gator in a Publix parking lot…
Only in Florida would you see a large alligator just casually strolling through a Publix parking lot. These sightings are becoming more common as gator mating season gets underway🐊👀. This took place last Friday morning in North Fort Myers.
📷 : Luke Vidal pic.twitter.com/wRELmLuGII
— Florida Police Scanner (@FLPoliceScanner) April 22, 2021
If you know, you know.