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Did You Know Alligators Can Climb Fences… And That It’s Hilarious To Watch?

An alligator climbing over a fence to get to the water.

Picture an alligator climbing over a fence. That sounds pretty scary, right? Well, it turns out that the reality is a lot funnier than it has any right to be. Alligators may be lightning-fast predators with all four feet on the ground, but climbing might just be this creature’s Achilles’ heel. One social media user captured the silliest clip of an alligator trying to clear a fence, and we can’t stop laughing!

See, these animals have an obvious disadvantage when it comes to climbing. Their bodies are long, but their limbs are not! When this alligator could easily see over the top of a fence while standing on their hind legs, they probably figured it would be a piece of cake to climb over. However, it was actually quite an ordeal!

Although the alligator was easily able to lift themself off the ground by grabbing onto the top of the fence with their front legs, they weren’t quite sure what to do next. The poor creature simply hung there kicking their back legs uselessly in the air for a while! In the video, you can hear the person behind the camera rooting for the animal.

Of course, this creature wasn’t about to give up. There was a body of water on the other side of the fence, and the alligator was determined to climb over and get to it! Eventually, they were able to hoist themself up and over. Unfortunately, they didn’t manage a very graceful landing on the other side. Instead, they tumbled face-first into the ground! Still, it was totally worth it. Once the alligator climbed the fence, they made a beeline for the water.

An alligator climbing over a fence to get to the water.
Screengrab from Instagram

Even though the alligator had a hilariously tough time, many users still found the concept of alligators being able to scale a fence pretty scary.

“The fact it CAN climb a fence is terrifying,” one person wrote.

Another added, “How on Earth would I find the news that alligators can climb fences to be comforting?!”

We still think the video is too funny!

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