Sneaky Alligator Tries to Blend in With Homeowner’s Patio Furniture

first_img Reptiles will do just about anything to stay in a comfortable spot: An alligator was recently taken away by animal control officers after it crawled up a patio and tried blending in with decorative furniture at a home near Charlotte, North Carolina.On Sunday, deputies responded to a report of an alligator that was discovered behind a residence in the Vintage Creek subdivision, according to a Facebook post shared by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The Facebook post shows a photo of the reptile lounging near a wall and what appears to be a wicker couch. Georgia Man Catches Gigantic 14-Foot AlligatorHunters Catch ‘Monster’ 13-Foot Alligator in Mississippi River According to officials, the alligator was approximately three feet in length and weighed up to 15 pounds. Deputies are still unsure of how the alligator ended up in the area, since alligators are not native to Charlotte, North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer reported.Patrol and animal control deputies safely removed the alligator from the home and it was taken to an animal shelter, where North Carolina wildlife officers were scheduled to assume custody of it.More on Wardens Find Dead, Mutilated Alligator in Texas LakeFlorida Man Pries Alligator’s Jaws Open to Rescue Dog, Gets BittenWatch: Alligator Crosses Road as Vultures Follow in Floridacenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more