A pastor in Florida found himself inviting an alligator into his church after it was seen wandering close to the building.
The hilarious encounter was captured on camera, showing Daniel Gregory, the pastor at Victory Church in Lehigh Acres, walking up to a four-foot alligator after it crawled out of a storm drain next to the place of worship, according to NBC News.
“No one will ever be able to take me seriously again,” Gregory wrote in a Facebook post.
Speaking to NBC2 News, Gregory said he was informed about the 4-feet alligator’s arrival on Tuesday afternoon by one of the church’s daycare workers.
“He’s coming to church, get ready,” Gregory said in a recorded video.
And yes, he took the opportunity to take a selfie with the alligator and even offered his business card in case the animal decided to attend services.
“He came to our church. I don’t know what his spiritual condition is. I need to invite this gator to church,” Gregory says in the video. He then said: “We have services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings,” as he took out a business card and offered it to the alligator, before asking the animal: “Want to check us out?”
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