The fences around Jacksonville Naval Air Force Station were designed to keep humans out not alligators
The base security measures were no match for this alligator. The large alligator easily climbed over the fence onto the base. According to officials the base has no intention of removing the alligator as they are a native species and quite common in the area.
Here’s what NAS Jacksonville had to say on their Facebook page:
If you are new to Florida or have been here for years, when you see water, assume an alligator could be in it. We have several on the base and they don’t respect our security measures. On the serious side, always be aware with small children and pets. Golfers be aware and watch where you stick your hands. Do not approach them ever!
Luckily this gator didn’t climb into a base that was outside of it’s normal range or it would have ended up like this: