MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WTVD) — When Karen Alfano heard her doorbell ring unexpectedly, she might have wondered whether it was someone selling religion or magazines.

Instead, Alfano found a six-and-a-half-foot alligator at the front door of her Myrtle Beach home.

Alfano called the encounter the coolest thing that could ever possibly happen to anyone, although not all her neighbors agreed, and many were pretty scared.

The ringing reptile damaged the shelves on her walkway and left scratches on her home, but didn’t break the hurricane window in her door.

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