He managed to stay at a safe distance to picture this 'snap happy' reptile as it lay between his car wheels, staring back.
It appears completely oblivious to its position, while sheltering underneath his 4x4.
The picture was posted on Reddit, where users saw the funny side.
One user simply said, "Saved this photo in case I'm ever late for work."
Unfortunately, not much is known about the person who took the photo, where it was taken, or how they managed to get out of this rather difficult situation.
Alligators visiting populated areas tend to be a problem in places like Florida.
The US state has one of the largest alligator populations in the world, with some specimens reaching 15 feet in length and turning up in back gardens and golf courses.