Man surprised to find gator strolling along Merritt Island street


MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - A Merritt Island man got quite the surprise when he walked up on an 8-foot alligator on his street early Wednesday morning.

Officials said the gator was strolling along Grenada Avenue when the homeowner's dog spotted him and started barking.

The then took off, hiding underneath a parked car.

Because of the gator's size, officials said it will be euthanized and used for harvesting.