South Carolina homeowner finds 9-foot alligator on porch

An unexpected surprise was in store for a family when a huge alligator entered their house, climbed a staircase and then penetrated their living room.

No, it wasn't the Easter Bunny.

They did what any wise person would do, they called the state's department of natural resources to remove the large reptile. "I thought it was my daughter".

According to WCBD, Steve Polston came upon a 9-foot alligator that had busted through a screen door and moved furniture around the porch.

Living in a first-floor home overlooking a golf course in SC, the Polston family knew alligators lurked in the swamps beyond.

From what it seems, the alligator was around 60 years old and it was more and more violent.

Post and Courier reports that when the animal didn't budge after hours, the wildlife expert was forced to euthanise it.

It's that time of the year again in the Lowcountry of SC, when alligators are found scrambling in odd places and scaring the heck out of residents in the process. They tend to get territorial when anything blocks their yearly feeding path.

Vanessa Coleman