MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)  -- A large alligator gave one South Carolina family a scare Easter morning.

Homeowner Steve Polston says they thought someone was breaking into their house when they found the gator had climbed onto the porch.

They say the gator had to climb a 15-foot staircase, break through a screen, climb through a doorway, and then push furniture out of the way.

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