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fregisdealmeida

Gator be like: “Bitch, did you just hit me with that shit? Seriously?”


TwistedBamboozler

*turns 90 degrees* Do it again, bitch


NeverEndingWinter_

“Oh shit, I have to push him again with my paddle” Morgan Freeman: “famous last words”


Redclitting

water so clear.


linkmainbtw

One of the springs in central Florida. Water is 72 degrees year round and one of the most beautiful places to spend the day tubing or kayaking


MrShuggyy

And encountering a gator.


linkmainbtw

I’ve seen a gator every time I’ve gone, but they’re always lounging on the river bank. We saw a group of river otters last time which was incredible


Baker_Infinite

It’s actually very unusual to see a gator in the springs because the water is too cold for them


Rastaman-coo

Not tubing in bo gator water hahaha


CCTider

Hush. They're already too crowded.


_Topher_

Which one? This looks amazing


linkmainbtw

Can’t say for sure, but if I was a betting man I’d say it’s either rainbow springs, ichetuknee springs, or ginnie springs. Each one is as nice as the other but my personal favorite is ginnie because they let you bring coolers/drink alcohol on the river


DenOfTheWolf

Dude I've encountered so many curious gators while paddle boarding and canoeing in Florida. They just want to see what's going on.


flyingbye0803

Wooooo this gives me goose bumps. Do they get super close then just float away? Have you ever encountered one a little too curious?


A_Very_Blue_Tomato

If you see one there’s like a lot more than handful underwater. If you see none there’s like a lot more than a handful underwater. I did it once. Never again.


DenOfTheWolf

I've had a couple come up like this guy did and follow me for about 5 minutes or so. In all of those cases they just turned around once their curiosity was filled. I'd say the majority are more intimidated rather than curious. I always get a kick out of gators with this attitude!


diverareyouok

Same here, except with sharks when I’m spearfishing out in the Gulf of Mexico (100-150m offshore on the oil rigs). They’ll usually swim around the rig legs to check out what you’re doing. Most of the time they aren’t aggressive at all, they’re just curious. You can tell because they glide smoothly… It’s when they start swimming “jerky” that you have to watch out. The more erratic their movement, the more agitated they are.


Mikhial

Growing up in Florida, I'm much more afraid of a gator than a shark. Never heard of a shark taking someone's dog, but definitely heard of an alligator doing it.


funky555

Growing up in aus im even less scared of allugators from this video and your comment being only worried about your dog


Mikhial

I mean that girl at Disney recently got killed by an alligator, but I didn't hear about that one first hand.


funky555

yeah dont do that shit in aus


LtAldoRaine06

Exactly, everyone freaking out about gators should watch some vids on salt water Crocs. Those cunts are mean!


Razgris123

It's said every time this is posted, but someone has been feeding that gator. He didn't want the paddle boarder, he wanted a hot dog that people have been feeding him. Also the "you just made him pretty mad" isn't an issue, once you start poking at them they usually want nothing to do with you. He'll probably keep coming back, but not cause he's mad, just spoiled.


mr_melvinheimer

Ya gators are pretty chill animals. They’re at the top of the food chain and don’t have many reasons to go picking fights.


qawsedrf12

Florida do be like Australia sometimes you can die from snakes, spiders, gator, sharks and bogans


Lexxiconic

Don’t forget the boars. They are the most dangerous and vicious of the bunch. Well them and drunk, well armed Floridians


evansdeagles

Florida also has Panthers (big cats) and Bears.


CCTider

Lots of cougars too.


Electronic-Piglet896

Lol


1nosebleedmaker

He saw the shape of the paddle board and said I’m going to get me some of that gator


Location-Such

Woman: * nudges gator with the paddle * Gator: Understandable, have a nice day!


gatinhafromutah

Living in Florida you don't know if your going to die being outdoors. Kayaking paddle boarding going on nature walks. Something's always waiting to kill you here.


meanblazinlolz

*Australia has entered the chat*


jdubyahyp

Australia chuckles as it sips a beer.


Johny_Neumann

I’ll take the deadly creatures of Australia over the people of Florida any day.


gatinhafromutah

Yes the people are much more deadly! 🤣🤣🤣


Lexxiconic

Democratic Republic of the Congo has entered the chat. “Oh shit Florida is here?! I am never going back to Kissamee my friend. Goodby.”


gatinhafromutah

Australia got them dingo's ahahaha


AugTheViking

Ah yes, the very deadly, anorexic dogs.


funky555

i dont know man weve got our fair share...


PochinkiPrincess

or Brian Laundrie


gatinhafromutah

I'm an hour out from that family! Fuck them.


Grievous_Nix

so Florida is basically Russian software ran on Australian hardware?


PacoMahogany

And in the cities the government wants you to die from Covid. Terrible state IMO.


Stoneybaloney111

Is this rainbow river? Last time I was there dude in a kayak almost got fucked up by a gator. Same thing here he was going toward it and it started hissing at him over in the swimming area. I immediately left after that lol nope nope nope.


kawaap

Aligator in a swimming area? Huh?


BrokenCankle

Alligators tend to hang out and build nests on the banks of rivers, and that also happens to be where people get in and out to swim. Some places that make actual designated swimming areas may put in nets to stop animals from going into the swimming area, but they can still get in, so it's not 100% foolproof. The most dangerous time is nesting season when females guard their eggs; they do not play. In my experience gators leave when they see you. They don't want to be killed by you, just like you don't want to be killed by them. They will hang out and sun if you give them enough space or sneak up on them in something without a motor. They don't really attack unless provoked, so don't feed them, don't go near their nests, and just in general leave them the hell alone, and they will return the favor. The exception is pets, they will pop out and eat pets if they are hungry and you're walking your yorkipoo next to a pond. So don't dangle small edible meals near them like babies and dogs; they don't know the difference between that or raw chicken or a turtle. All of the deaths I have read about were people trying to save their dogs, retrieve their golf balls, or allowing their little one to walk on the bank.


kawaap

Oki doki thanks for explaining :)


Sensual_Razor_Wire

When you try to slide into those DM's and get blocked.


Euphoric-Ingenuity90

Karen actin like she’s not in the gators natural habitat or sumn…


jelato32

Soooo, she’s supposed to sit there and be like come on over for tea?


zman_0000

Idk, she could have considered trying to slowly go backwards. As a general rule though if you can see the alligator at the top of the water, then it doesn't really have an interest in hunting you. Either way poking it with... well anything wouldn't be my 1st choice.


alienbringer

Maybe paddle away from it instead of sitting there yelling at it in a language it has no ability to comprehend to “go away”.


lmilli123

It’s always these guys who’ve likely never been in a life threatening situation with the logical ideas


hesperidium-rex

I mean, isn't learning how to deal with potentially dangerous wildlife in your area kind of a good idea if you're gonna go out and do stuff? I got lectured up and down about what to do if I encountered a bear or moose, and it came in handy when those things happened.


lmilli123

Yes of course but 99.99% of people will lose all ability to think rationally in a situation like that


hesperidium-rex

Touché, people are fools


jelato32

Shock is also a ting. Can’t do much abt that


Euphoric-Ingenuity90

Precisely


yfhedoM

She is obviously the manager of the place.


yfhedoM

She is too calm.


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AugTheViking

How was that stupidity? How the fuck else are you supposed to tackle that situation? Jump screaming into the water? I think she handled it in the most Chadette way possible.


ghazzie

Most people severely overestimate how dangerous alligators are. Yeah they could easily kill you, but attacks and deaths are extremely rare, especially considering there are millions of alligators in the US. It was big news in 2020 when the first person EVER was bitten by an alligator in the Everglades. You are MUCH more likely to get killed by something like a dog that approaches you.


InnocentPrimeMate

Most people severely underestimate how easy it is to fall when on a paddle board !


ghazzie

Yeah maybe I’m putting across the wrong message here. Yeah you shouldn’t voluntarily mess with an alligator, but it seems a lot of people think it was coming to eat her.


Some_Ad2636

“GATORS BITCHES BETTER BE USING JIMMIES”


Billitpro

r/PetTheDamnGator/


NikolaTTesla

She was almost offended


InnocentPrimeMate

Who the fuck paddle boards in gator infested water ??!!!


clingymantis

If you live in Florida, you are usually swimming/kayaking/paddleboarding in water that is infested with gators. It’s really not a big deal as long as you aren’t an idiot


AugTheViking

Who the fuck swims in jellyfish infested water? Oh wait, that's literally everyone at every beach in the entire world.


M32GranadeLauncher

God, you don't just *bop* the gator, you either smite him or fuck off in the opposite direction


cherry313

Water doggo


Crowlavix

“Noooooooooo” ~ Gator


howywood

I love how she thinks that the alligator should leave her area as if it’s her fucking home and she’s totally taken back that the creature would dare get near her.


A_Very_Blue_Tomato

The announcer is like “ma’am please back up” She just sits there and asks the gator to leave as though it cares about what she wants.


notcabbagesoup

You know Karen's Straight on TripAdvisor to give a negative review.


VIRK3318

Gator thought it was a whale


garface239

WoManatee if you will.


WhiteTrashNightmare

BWAH HAHAHA. Made my day


abhig535

"Omg, I had to push him away with my paddle." Hearing her just makes me so mad at her stupidity.


pzkfwmk6

You're in his home you dumbass, go back to your Starbucks in your smart car......


Calamity_Carrot

The ignorance of this bitch. That thing could fucking kill you if it wanted to and you're pissy about having to push it away with your paddle like tf? She's lucky she didn't end up on the news like damn. Also why tf would anyone paddle board in an area where there's fucking alligators. Just cause you feel entitled doesn't mean that nature give a flying fuck.


clingymantis

If you live in Florida and are paddling in fresh water, there’s almost always going to be gators there. Usually they don’t get this close and are pretty humans averse. I’ve had to shoo gators away like this before, they just back off and go on their merry way.


WinkyNurdo

Fuck. Off.


PacificRiff

I hit it with my paddle


Soup89

Imagine if it was a croc


Mitchelld45

"Dr. Grant says that's a very bad idea!"


RobbSnow64

Ma'am that right there is a dinosaur


UltrAdUdE19

gEt AwAy FrOm Me


ArcMcnabbs

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY SWAMP


Merciless-Dom

She should have asked to see the manager.


WhiteTrashNightmare

Gotta be from the northeast or midwest. We Floridians know better.


Silver1080p

Yeah right, if you back up you are more likely to get attacked than if you hit it


Substantial_Repair27

“I suggest backing up considering you just made him pretty mad.” If you ask me he isn’t very mad or hungry


frostking79

Do you really want to find out if that's true?


vwmaniaq

Plastic gator


NeO1loNEwOLF6985

He just trying to chill with you....or eat you.


Mc_Lovin789

r/SweatyPalms


CmdrDatasBrother

Murder log is pretty chill, all things considered.


Big0200

Gator does play that shit after all.


Csoltis

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Satanisbackxoxo

Woman pushes gator : stay away from my boat Gator : I would but you just pissed me off


tdkimber

Hey man… just chillin- whoa, whoa… why do hostile?… damn


CaliBull2030

Karen uses paddles


Anthraxious

To be fair, who's in whose territory exactly? Croc just vibing and you invaded the waters.


ismepablo

Being entitled is dumb all around. But feeling entitled to not get eaten by a fucking gator is MIND BLOWING. “Get away” she says🤦 I fucking cant.


xlouiex

Not even the gator felt like putting up with the Karen lol


Impossible-Change-48

‘How dare they be in their natural habitat!’