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Smart gator looks both ways before crossing Florida street

LAKELAND, Fla. – It looks like alligators are smarter than people when crossing the street.

Without having to look down at its phone, a large gator paused for oncoming cars before making his way across a road in Lakeland.

Sherese Walker captured the moment on video and placed it on Facebook, "If anyone walks on Sleepy Hill, be careful."

The alligator's first attempt is stymied by traffic, but he backs off and turns around to give it another effort.

After vehicles stopped in all lanes of traffic, the alligator proceeded to cross the street safely.

If it was a human, things would probably have turned out much messier.

If any one walks on sleepy hill be careful.

Posted by Sherese Walker on Tuesday, July 18, 2017