The terrifying moment a giant alligator was spotted in a Florida traffic crawling towards drivers was captured on video.
Florida is famed for its alligator population and there are an estimated 1.2million living in the state. They can grow up to 13ft long and and weigh up to 800 pounds.
Francis E. Scott-Marr was driving to a friend’s house when she spotted the four-legged reptile.
She said she noticed the animal on the corner of MLK Boulevard and Williams Road at the Seffner intersection as it lumbered its way around the roads.
Footage shows the animal heading straight for her while surrounding traffic is brought to a standstill.
She can be heard screaming: ‘Lord have mercy, look how big it is! It’s coming for me!’ as her dog Chloe barks furiously at the giant gator.
The last alligator fatality recorded in Florida was in 2018 when Shizuka Matsuki, 47, was dragged to her death while walking dogs at the Silver Lake Rotary Nature Park.