Customer finds 7-foot gator inside Florida post office

They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way

SPRING HILL, Fla. -- They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way.

Sheriff's officials say someone stopped by the post office about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to drop off a package and saw the 7-foot (2-meter) gator roaming around the lobby. The building has automatic double doors that allows off-hours entry, officials said.

Florida has an alligator hotline for just these types of situations: 866-392-4286.