Video: Giant Alligator Waddles Past Florida Tourists

The massive reptile was caught on camera at a Lakeland nature reserve

Tourists at a Lakeland, Fla. nature preserve were stunned over the weekend when a massive alligator emerged from the tall grass and walked right past them. Footage of the lumbering reptile was uploaded to the internet soon afterand has already gone viral.

"Very exciting to see," said Kim Joiner, who witnessed the giant gallivanting gator from the nearby Circle B Bar Reserve. When speaking to local news outlet WFLA, she also estimated the animal was 12 feet long.

Check out the video (above).