Only because everyone from the local news to the British Press are talking about it. ‘It was really scary.’ Florida woman finds an alligator peering into her front window.
There is a short video clip of the alligator looking in. I haven’t seen video of it “banging on the window” as is said in virtually every article I’ve read.
The British are really hung up on alligators today. I’m not sure why that is. (Maybe they feel deprived, being crocodilian-free.)
The alligator has the right of way If the alligator comes to your door, don’t open the door. If you’re not sure, and you don’t see anyone through a peephole, a security camera or something else, ignore the knock and listen for sounds of scratching or clawing..
Given there are RULES covering this, it probably happens more often than you think.
Don’t like alligators? Don’t go to Florida. (Or Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama or Texas.) Or at least stay out of the fresh water. And the brackish water. Crocodiles might be in the saltwater (mostly in The Everglades) and there are also sharks in the saltwater.