Gator takes his sweet time crossing Australian Ave. By Rachel Leigh | May 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM EST - Updated August 29 at 12:11 AM WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Even before the morning commute began, there was a traffic problem in West Palm Beach Thursday morning. A nearly 10-foot alligator decided to walk across Australian Avenue just before 4 a.m. The gator took his time getting to the other side of the road. A vehicle might have been involved with the gator, but it's not exactly clear if it struck the reptile who seemed none the worse for wear. Copyright 2013 WFLX. All Rights Reserved.