Massive alligator takes a tumble after attempting to scale Florida home, twice

A huge alligator's "spidey" senses must have been tingling when the reptile attempted to climb the outside wall of a home in Florida, which just so happened to be captured on video.

Kayla Ronquillo told Storyful that she was driving home around 11:30 p.m in the Babcock Ranch neighborhood in Punta Gorda, Florida, when she spotted the alligator walking slowly by the homeowner's garage.

"That is literally freaking huge," she says in the video. "Oh my gosh!"


The gator continues walking to the side of the house and turned the corner to the side of the home. Moments later, the gator is seeing appearing to jump or climb up the wall.

It falls, but does not give up.

The gator tries a second time, but appears to take a harder fall after he knocks hit head on what appears to be a meter.

Alligators are everywhere in Florida

Alligators are part of life in Florida. They live in every county in Florida within lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes, and swamps.

Gators have been spotted on golf courses, walking across trails, and dueling a snake. Most recently, a family spotted a huge alligator making is way across a trail in Lakeland, which is south of Orlando. 


While serious injuries are considered rare, they do happen.

What do I do if I see an alligator in Florida? 

People concerned about an alligator should call the FWC's toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-392-4286. An Alligator is deemed a nuisance if it is at least four feet in length and the caller believes it poses a threat to people, pets, or property.