A pet alligator crosses the street in Canada: this is not a joke

This past week, an alligator crossed the street in a Montreal neighborhood, an no that is not the opener to a joke.

Many cars stopped as they did not want to run over the reptile.

Thankfully, Montreal police confirmed the animal had in fact escaped the van and was safely returned to its owner.

Image via flickr

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante tweeted out how the animal’s owner had all the correct permits to own the reptile as it is apart of an animal education program.

But maybe next time, its owner will be sure to keep an eye on the alligator in the future.