BURAS, La. (WGNO) — Plaquemines Parish deputies were surprised when they arrived at a Dollar General store in Buras. They found a giant alligator waiting outside the doors!

Deputy Tony Palmisano snapped the photo of the six-foot alligator and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office posted it to its Facebook page on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 29.

(Courtesy: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office)

The post said, “This little fella was patiently waiting for the Dollar General to open this morning.”

Click here for more about Louisiana alligators. People who spot an alligator in public spaces in Louisiana can call 337-735-8672 to report it to wildlife agents.

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