This is the most accurate gif of Florida I have ever seen.
”What the fuck?”
She’s not even scared, she’s just mad and confused.
baby gators are basically confused sharp bunnies who wander into other people’s pools for a dip and some sunbathing and might gnaw on u. mommas are the scary ones.
confused sharp bunnies
i’d argue that you don’t even have to worry about mommas. alligators are literally stoners. like don’t fuck with their stuff and they’ll just chill and leave you alone.
i grew up in florida. i was riding my bike once and managed to fall over and into a swamp full of gators and they just stared at me like ‘what the fuck did you do that for?’ they are some of the calmest creatures ever.
Alligators have not evolved in two hundred million years. They’re too lazy.
As someone who works with baby gators - NO. Wrong, you’re all wrong. Even the two I work with who are just a couple years old, who are handled daily, are snarky little shits. Also, our big gators who have been with us for YEARS still display to our keepers. I LOVE gators, but they are not little puppy dog creatures all docile as fuck. People thinking as such is dangerous not only to humans, but to the animals themselves. As a native Floridian, I get to hear of people getting attacked by them by being in the wrong place and these amazing animals are destroyed because A HUMAN FUCKED UP and decided to go feed or bother animals that should simply be LEFT ALONE and appreciated from a distance - just like ALL wildlife. If you want to fuck with a gator, please go to Gatorland where they will let you hold and sit on gators (which is horrible enough), but at least there you will not be harming innocent wild alligators.
*gets down off soapbox.*