Alligator swims at the beach near Bonita Springs

An alligator was spotted getting in a swim out at the beach near Bonita Springs in Lee County.

"Rare alligator sighting today at the Island!" Captain Jessica DeGraw of Island Time Dolphin and Shelling Cruises, Inc. posted on their Instagram page. 

The video taken Monday morning shows the gator swimming in the water, then coming ashore on Big Hickory Island. 

"First time I've ever seen it on Big Hickory Preserve," Capt. DeGraw told FOX 13. 

Though rare, it's not the first time alligators have been spotted at the beach. In April, a large alligator was spotted at the beach at Picnic Island in Tampa.

They've also popped up at the beach on Florida's east coast.