When Floridians Mike and Mary Charbonneau woke on Sunday morning to discover one of their patio chairs inexplicably blocking the front doorway of their Bradenton home, they would probably not have guessed that an alligator was to blame. Eager to get to the bottom of mystery, the Charbonneaus examined footage from a surveillance camera mounted above their front door and were shocked to see the unmistakable shape of a gator shuffling into view with a bistro chair stuck on its head.

The alligator – which stopped by for a porch inspection in the early hours of Sunday morning – inadvertently wedged its body between the legs of a chair and dragged it across the patio, before thrashing about violently to remove the offending furniture (the gator’s audible hiss offers a suggestion of its feelings towards the “entrapment chair”).

Alligators are not uncommon around Bradenton, which is surrounded by ponds and waterways. In 2016, data provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shows that 116 gators were removed from the small town – the eighth-highest number of removals out of 415 Florida cities that are part of the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program.

“Alligators are in all 67 counties,” Melody Kilborn, FWC public information coordinator told the Bradenton Herald earlier this year. “So you have a chance of encountering one in any fresh, brackish and sometimes, for short periods of times, salt water.

Last week, a second case of breaking and entering was opened further south in Sarasota, where a 300-pound behemoth smashed through a screened-in patio to take a dip in a residential pool. Sarasota couple Connie and Frank Shaffery were sipping on their morning coffee last Wednesday, when they spotted the gigantic reptile in their swimming pool. Kevin Hibler, a licensed state wildlife trapper, was called in to remove the gator.

Another day, another crazy gator sighting in Florida.