One eyewitness captured a video of the creature as it swam between Wiggins Pass and Bay Colony.
"I've watched enough TV, plus I've lived in Florida so I've got with them before," Don Walters said.
Luckily, the snake was not venomous.
It's not quite Jurassic Park, but the finds reveal "critical" clues about the evolutionary history of the slithery beasts.
The unique animals have to be saved from extinction just like the cuddly tigers and elephants.
In one photo, the alligator "seems to have the upper hand."
Seven nests were found beneath the surface.
The scientists hope they weren't interrupting a courtship session.
"Don't kiss or snuggle with your turtle," advises the CDC. "This can increase your risk of getting sick."
Gator catchers say the animals "are [simply] trying to deal with the weather like the rest of us," but still—OMG.
The animals vocalizations are difficult to hear, and they don't talk very much.