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Video of alligator in Florida floodwaters

Government officials are warning Florida residents to stay out of the floodwaters from Hurricane Ian due to many dangers, including dangerous wildlife.

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Warning: Video contains explicit language

Florida officials are urging residents to stay indoors and not go out into the floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ian. As it makes its way through the East Coast, it’s left damage and high floodwaters in its wake. In that water can be potentially dangerous wildlife. The video you see here is one of several that have come out showing wildlife in the floodwaters.

On Wednesday, a video went viral, which showed a finned sea creature swimming in the streets of Fort Myers, Florida. Many thought it to be a shark, but marine and wildlife experts thought not, saying that based on the shape of the dorsal fin, it’s doubtful it’s a shark.

In another video posted to Twitter by an NBC affiliate in Florida, we can clearly see a very large alligator swimming through Lake County.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife officials warned that these kinds of storms can cause wildlife to “become more active” and to report any sightings to the department.

You may be more likely to see alligators, snakes and bears, so remember to stay alert and give them space,” the department said in a Facebook post.

Officials say to stay out of the waters and do not attempt to drive, not only due to potential wildlife, but also the various safety hazards - contaminated water, dangerous debris, and fallen power lines could all cause drowning or even death.

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