Not content to terrify us solely in the water, alligators may be branching out.

A man in Cape Coral, Fla. took a picture of what he believes is an alligator in the branch of a tree.

Yeah, have fun trying to get some shuteye without worrying the next time Junior spends the night in that treehouse of his.

https://twitter.com/MattDevittWINK/status/750689348526432257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Ronald Saracino is the man who saw the creature. He says there's no doubt in his mind it was a gator up there:

Saw something in a tree, at first I thought maybe it was a lizard. The more I looked at it, the more I thought it was actually probably a 5-foot gator. I know people are not going to believe it, but I 100 percent believe it was a gator!"

Sure, it sounds sensational, but alligators do have the ability to scale over walls or fences. Or even show up at your house as guests wanted as much as in-laws. But a word to the wise: just because they can make land doesn't mean you should give them to someone else.