Things were not all they seemed to be when an alligator appeared on the runway at a London airport.
In a creative stunt by British Airways to encourage travellers to snap up deals to the US from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, passengers were forced to do a double-take when they spotted a large reptile on the runway at Gatwick.
In reality, the optical teaser was three models painted for five hours to create an amazing piece of body painting.
The brilliant artistic creation was the work of the world’s best body painter Johannes Stoetter, who said: “I love a new challenge and when British Airways asked me to create an alligator I couldn’t wait.
“I normally paint and photograph my artwork in a studio, so to see my artwork in front of one of the airline’s planes on a runway was a truly great experience and possibly one of the most challenging yet.”
The airline flies from Gatwick to Orlando 13 times a week and to Tampa seven times a week and from Heathrow to Miami 14 times a week.
Adam Daniels, British Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “British Airways has some fantastic deals to Florida available for customers to snap up as we fly to both Tampa and Orlando from Gatwick and to Miami from Heathrow.
"For those wanting to see some real alligators, customers can book an experience through British Airways Holidays and head to the Everglades National Park!”
if you're travelling to and from the airport this Bank Holiday Weekend then remember there are road resurfacing works taking place on the A4 Great West Road .