Alligator spotted taking a dip at Florida beach

(Credit: Lisa Niemiec)

PANAMA CITY BEACH – This alligator was caught living its best life on a beach in Florida. 

An alligator was spotted in the surf at St. Andrews State Park on a Saturday.

Alligator spotted swimming off Florida beach

The photos posted online by Lisa Powell Niemiec went viral.

Niemiec told the Panama City News Herald that the gator may have been tired from swimming and was taking a break. 

The Herald says St. Andrews State Park has several freshwater pools where alligators are known to frequent. 

NOAA says that while alligators are predominately freshwater creatures, they can tolerate salt water for short periods of time. 

Jettys At St Andrews State Park/ deepwater point... He did make his way around into North Lagoon

Posted by Lisa Powell Niemiec on Saturday, April 6, 2019

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Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.