I was cruising my Facebook feed last night when I came across this post my JAW dropped a gator spotted and photographed swimming in Clear Lake (Near Rimrock Lake) OMG I have so many questions....

Like where did it come from? Is it real or a hoax? Could a Gator actually survive in a Washington mountain lake? Was it someone's pet?

Here's what the actual post says:

A mutual friends friend was up at clear lake kayaking today with her mom and came upon this. Yes, that is an alligator!!!! They reported it to fish and wildlife and they said it was probably someones pet that they released...so be aware when fishing/boating friends!!!

This clear lake is in Washington state, just past Rimrock. The gator was seen just west of Camp Dudley .