Easter Sunday is a time for family and, if you’re into this kind of thing, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Generally speaking, it is not a time for a nine-foot-long alligator to climb 15 steps to your second floor porch, where it breaks through a screen door and smashes several pieces of furniture.
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Susie Polston of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina told WCIV that her family was awakened by a sort of rumbling noise outside her bedroom at about 1:30 am. She thought it was one of two things: her daughter rearranging furniture for some reason in the middle of the night or a burglar.
“It sounded like aluminum rubbing up against aluminum,” she said.
But when she and her husband, Steve Polston, looked out onto their second floor porch they saw the big-ass gator just sitting there. “We thought it was a joke maybe and we knocked on the window and it moved. So we were like, ‘No, this is a serious prank if somebody did this,’” Steve said.
Prank or not, the gator really worked hard to get there: It climbed over a dozen steps and clawed its way through a screen door. It also broke a table and several other “porch items.”
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“We were in disbelief that he actually made his way up the stairs, because we didn’t know alligators would climb stairs,” Susie said, adding that she’s going to install a more “gator proof” door now. “I feel like I’ll never be able to open these doors again without coming through here and looking out. here and scanning the whole porch.”