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Gator reaches for doorbell of SC home

It’s fairly common this time of the year to spot alligators strolling through neighborhoods and crawling on sidewalks in Lowcountry.

But typically, they don’t go to door steps, or ring doorbells.

Video footage captured by Gary Rogers shows an alligator crawling up the front door of a Moncks Corner, South Carolina home on Monday and reaching for a doorbell.

Rogers told ABC4 the alligator was going for a neighborhood stroll, looking for a way out when the video was captured.

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"The gator was not aggressive at all,” Rogers told ABC4. “He was just kind of trying to find his way out. I mean he was caught between fences, in between a couple of houses. Had no place to go.”

According to the Post and Courier, Rogers, who is from Virginia, said he spent “a good hour” watching the gator trying to climb fences before finding its way out. DNR received three calls about the alligator, but the alligator was never captured.

The Post and Courier reports that homeowner Jamie Bailey wasn’t there at the time and said she was in "disbelief" when she heard about the visit to her front door.

Rogers’ daughter Danielle Barkley posted the video on Facebook that has been shared more than 1,300 times.

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