As anyone who’s seen the “Planet of the Apes” movies knows, it takes just one intelligent creature to teach the others, and then it’s all over for humankind.

As dangerous and resourceful as they can be, alligators aren’t generally known for their ability to scale fences — until now. One of the toothy reptiles has been caught on video climbing a fence in Florida.

The video, taken Saturday by a woman driving by the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, shows a gator effortlessly climb a chain link face surrounding the facility. Once it reaches the top, it drops down to the ground, lands on its stomach and scurries away. Air Station officials say they don’t intend on pursuing the intruder unless it causes trouble.


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