JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It wasn't your typical sight that had Jacksonville drivers doing a double-take Easter Sunday as they traveled northbound along Interstate 295.
An alligator somehow found its way out of the swamp and onto the shoulder of I-295 near the exit to J. Turner Butler Boulevard.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a trapper was sent to the scene to trap and kill the 8-foot-long alligator.
Video uploaded to Facebook by Adair Long showed the alligator lying on the pavement and staring down oncoming traffic.
It wasn't the first time a gator turned up in an unusual place this week. Earlier, a different gator decided to leave its domain and take a dip in a Sarasota family's pool.