The reptile was filmed climbing the fence at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville
Alligators can climb fences. Did you know that? Did anyone know that before this video showing a large gator scaling a fence at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, went viral?
According to WJAX-TV, Christina Stewart was driving by the air station last week when she filmed the reptile scaling the fence without much effort and then plopping down on the other side.
Officials with the air station said they don’t plan on removing the alligator from the base unless it poses a danger to residents.
In a Facebook post, the base wrote, “If you are new to Florida or have been here for years, when you see water, assume an alligator could be in it. We have several on the base and they don’t respect our security measures. On the serious side, always be aware with small children and pets. Golfers be aware and watch where you stick your hands. Do not approach them ever!”
Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.