Not a doormat: Large alligator spotted hanging out on front porch

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This welcome mat is sure to stop visitors in their tracks.

An alligator pretending to be a doormat was spotted on a Louisiana porch Friday afternoon, resting behind a potted plant and some running shoes, KATC.com reports. 

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the home because the reptile was blocking the front door. 

Deputies snapped a photo of the gator as they waited on trappers to arrive and remove it from the property.

“Just another day in the life of a St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy,” the agency said in a Facebook post, adding, “Always look before you step.”

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