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South Carolina homeowner finds 9-foot alligator on porch

AP  |  Mount Pleasant 

It wasn't the Easter bunny that startled a South Carolina homeowner and his family. It wasn't even a burglar.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Susie and Steve Polston were worried that someone was trying to get into their home on Sunday.


Instead, Polston's 16-year-old son found the intruder: a nine-foot alligator crawling on their second-story porch.

The family says the alligator climbed a back stairwell to the porch, crunched through the aluminum screen door and nestled between a sofa and a swinging bench.

State requires a nuisance-trapped alligator to be killed, but the family didn't want that. The other choice was to wait it out, but the alligator was eventually euthanized. Last year, an alligator rang a doorbell, while another fell asleep on a porch.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 19:32 IST
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