"I post a lot of videos of our habituated alligators and how calm and gentle they are, but this is only a consequence of the handling and training that we do with them. Check our this gnarly new one at @evergladesholidaypark in a video from last year. Every single one of them comes in exactly like the one in this video, and the process to get them acclimated and calm varies by each animal’s personality. Some might take six months to a year, some only about two weeks! They’re individuals with their own personalities and their own unique histories that influence their behavior. They are intelligent, thinking creatures that learn and grow. All of our gators are rescued nuisance gators. Typically nuisance gators like this are all killed. Between seven and eight THOUSAND per year. This is why it’s so important to NEVER feed wild gators, they lose their fear of humans and come too close, posing a threat. Once an alligator is deemed to be dangerous to people, pets, or livestock, it is labeled as a nuisance alligator. By law, nuisance alligators either must be destroyed or kept in captivity. They cannot be relocated or released back into the wild, due to their incredible homing ability (they’ll often try to return to the place they were caught). Our group volunteers our time to rescue them and give them homes at parks and sanctuaries. .
Just check out there difference in these two gators! Also a good post to talk about the importance of situational awareness and peripheral vision😂 that lunge at the end came in fast, I am very thankful for my fast reflexes and that I kept him in my peripheral vision to be able to dodge! I always get comments on anxiety level from my videos, where does this one stand?? It’s the quick and the dead out here😂
Thanks for taking the video @snakeaholic"
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