An "agitated" and "chunky" 12-foot alligator has made itself at home under the porch of an east Bibb County house.
According to a news release, the gator crawled out of a nearby swamp and to its temporary refuge off Riggins Mill Road at 5566 Kiernan Drive.
That was Tuesday morning, but the scaly beast first showed up last night in a "non-residential area" off Joe Tamplin Industrial Blvd, not far from the Macon Downtown Airport.
But it wasn't threatening anyone so Dept. of Natural Resources told Bibb deputies to have Southeast Reptile Rescue, out of Griffin, tend to the problem.
Deputies found themselves "on alert" overnight because the gator slipped back into the swamp before trappers could arrive.
The gator resurfaced in Hosie Mackey's yard, Tuesday morning.
Mackey says he was enjoying a quiet morning at home when his neighbor called to say he saw danger lurking.