At one time or another we all probably had a visit from a home inspector. However, for one North Carolina home inspector, this visit was anything but routine. According to Live5News, a code enforcement official in New Hanover County named Dean Brown stumbled upon something he wasn’t expecting at a house he was inspecting. The 8 foot alligator in the attic of the home gave the inspector quite a surprise. Brown told Live5News he first thought the gator to be fake until it gave him a “wink” after he shone a flashlight on it. Maybe it’s just me, but I never knew gators climbed stairs. Perhaps I need to study up on gator skills. And, as you might imagine, Brown made a few calls after the discovery to some who had a hard time believing his claims. But, animal control responded and removed the animal.
So, although it seems to be rare finding a gator inside, especially in an attic. I suppose it serves as a gentle reminder to always take a cautious look around before barging in. I remember living in Monroe, North Carolina a few years ago in an area attractive to black snakes. And, I realize they are actually a plus to have around. But, I can’t help it. I cringe at the sight of any snakes. We had one visit our garage one time. And, after that incident I never failed to do my due diligence every time I poked around for Christmas decorations. Luckily, I never saw another one inside. Hopefully, Dean Brown never has another such gator encounter either. But I’m sure this North Carolina home inspector will never forget that eery “wink” from the 8 foot alligator in the attic.