Women stop traffic to help alligator cross busy Orlando-area road

Catherine Karr posts video to Facebook

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

UNION PARK, Fla. - Why did the women cross the road? To help the alligator get to the other side.

A video posted to Facebook by News 6 viewer Catherine Karr shows two women assisting a gator Sunday in the crosswalk of the busy intersection at Dean Road and East Colonial Drive, east of Orlando.

"There still might be some hope for the world," Karr wrote. "I just witnessed two women jump out of their cars at an intersection and stop traffic to help a lost alligator get back to the park."

Karr said she thinks the alligator probably wandered away from nearby Downey Park.

"These women were both stopped at the light. They jumped out of their separate cars to direct traffic away from the alligator as they herded it back to Downey Park," she said.

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