The MLS season is like 11 months long, so the Chicago Fire are already in training camp. Because of rain, they've had to go to their backup site, the tiny Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Judging from the Google satellite photo, the Blackbaud training field abuts a small pond. Yesterday, scaly death emerged from the pond.

The gator apparently didn't move from behind the goal during the entire training session, and the Fire's write-up notes that everyone's shots were unusually on-target.

[Chicago-Fire.com, h/t Michael]