This video was shot in the parking lot of an Everglades tour company in Miami Florida. This is one of the 1.3 million (estimated) Alligators roaming free in the South Florida Everglades. I captured this event on my iPhone, only minutes after I had just pulled into the parking lot for work at 8am. Gators are truly amazing creatures and you’ll never know all their secrets unless you actually spend time in the everglades (and observe them up close like I did.) It’s amazing to think that some scientists don’t even know that Alligators can do this.
The Gator in this video was in a public parking lot, so (part) of my job was to herd them away so they don’t get hurt by the lot traffic; Or so they don’t accidentally bite anyone… Trust me! The tourists that went here are pretty stupid, and are usually the instigators of Alligator bites themselves. I love Alligators, and would do anything to help any of these magnificent creatures (if in peril). With YouTube videos it’s easy to get the wrong idea. I was not harassing this gator, I was helping.