MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (NBC News) – A surprise guest tried to announce itself at a woman’s front door this week in South Carolina.

Karen Alfano caught an alligator on camera trying to stand on its hind legs, reaching up towards her doorbell.

“Oh my God! Can you believe that?” she gasped.

Instead, the gator gave up and made itself at home on her welcome mat.

News outlets report it was eventually removed along with a much larger gator about a mile from Alfano’s home.