An 8-foot crocodile made a break for it while riding in a zoo van in St. Augustine, Florida, resulting in a battle between it and handlers in the middle of the A1A highway. Around 3:15pm on Tuesday, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park reports the 150-pound crocodile was being relocated to another part of their zoo, a two-minute drive.

“This animal broke the back window of the van and made a dash down the road,” the zoo posted on Facebook.

“Our crew acted quickly to recapture it, and deliver it safely to its new habitat. At no time was there any real danger as the animal’s mouth was secured. This is why we have extensive training and do drills, to prepare for moments like this.”

The incident only last a couple of minutes, but was scary, nonetheless. “I was right behind the van when it crawled out,” Jessica Stark, who caught the whole thing on video, wrote on Facebook.

Some commenters took note that the incident happened next to a Budweiser truck, and joked that was why he made his escape.

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I can't even imagine sitting in traffic and watching the back window of a van break out, only to see an 8-foot gator come slithering out and trying to make a break for it.

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