PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Here’s something you don’t see everyday at the beach.
Suzanne Knoll, an Action News Jax viewer, sent us video of an alligator she spotted taking a stroll along the ocean at Ponte Vedra Beach, just north of Mickler’s, Monday morning.
It was her first time seeing an alligator at a beach. She described it as “slow and non-aggressive.”
While this is uncommon, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it’s not unheard of.
The National Ocean Service said alligators can tolerate salt water for a few hours or even days.
Action News previously reported when another gator was found taking a morning dip at Fernandina Beach near Fort Clinch in 2020 and in 2019 when lifeguards evacuated everyone from the water at Jacksonville Beach to remove a 3-foot alligator in the surf.
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