Here’s a gator with a real thirst for the red stuff, and we aren’t talking about blood.
On Friday, May 31, 2019, an alligator smashed through the first-floor window of a Florida home and went right for the wine cabinet. Yes, you read that right. Not the garbage can or the fridge, but the wine.
Mary Wischhusen, the homeowner, heard a loud crash coming from downstairs around 3:30 a.m. She rushed to the scene, and to her dismay, found the giant reptile surrounded by wine bottles.
“I heard this monstrous crash, like the roof was falling in on the side of my house. I headed for the kitchen and as I got to the door of the kitchen, I had this beautiful face staring at me as though he belonged there,” Wischhusen told Fox 13 Tampa. “This 10-foot gator was having a marvelous time sitting in my kitchen. He got my red wine – the good stuff,” she said.
Wischhusen called the police, leaving the alligator to its wine. It allegedly smashed several bottles in the process, according to the Drinks Business.
Luckily, no one was hurt, but it did take law enforcement — two wildlife trappers and 10 police officers — two hours to get the alligator’s claws off of the booze and out of the house.