“Gator in the attic!”
A North Carolina man who was inspecting a home discovered a live alligator in the attic.
Dean Brown, a code enforcement official, said at first he thought it was a joke.
“I thought it was a stuffed animal that someone threw up there,” Brown said.
While Brown was inspecting the three-storey house, he noticed a large figure near the air conditioner in the attic.
Upon taking a closer look, Brown realized it was a 2.4-metre long alligator.
Brown immediately reported his discovery to the construction crew close by, but they laughed at him.
“They thought I was crazy,” Brown said.
Animal control arrived on the scene and captured the alligator.
Brown believes a door may have been left open, allowing the alligator to enter the home.
But how it got into the attic remains a mystery.
attic = ห้องใต้หลังคา
alligator = จระเข้
live = ตัวเป็นๆ
code enforcement official = เจ้าหน้าที่บังคับคดี
inspect = ตรวจสอบ
stuffed animal = ตุ๊กตาสัตว์
storey = ชั้น
figure = รูปร่าง
capture = การจับกุม