Police in Florida released video of officers taking care of a "suspicious package" -- an alligator hanging out on a home's front stoop.

The Cape Coral Police Department posted a video to YouTube showing the unusual encounter at a Cape Coral home.

"Last week, Cape Coral Police responded to a 'suspicious package' on the doorstep of a residence here in the city," text at the beginning of the video reads. "Needless to say, the homeowners got more than they bargained for."

The video shows police escorting the alligator from the home's front door to a nearby canal.