I get the allure of alligators, I really do. Having lived in Florida, I spend many days out watching these dinosaurs in the lakes and rivers around Tampa, but I made for sure that I never got close to them (other than once when I almost stepped on one while fishing, but hey that was an honest mistake).
But this Florida woman absolutely went out of her way to get as close to a literal behemoth of gator and has the video to prove it.
Conny Randolph is a photographer with Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee, Florida and went out into the Everglades to try and get some cool photos and ended up with one of the scariest videos I’ve ever seen.
According to Fox13, this particular gator is known as “Snaggletooth” and has lived on the gallery’s property for over 20 years.
As the gator slowly plods towards Randolph, she realizes the danger she’s in a kind of chuckles to herself while saying:
“I’m going to back up a little bit.”
As she does, the gator lets loose a few soft clicking sounds before unleashing a loud, bone-chilling hiss, that I honestly thought was some type of machinery the first time I watched before reading the gallery’s caption.
I get that people need to go all out to get the best shots, but man this seems a bit too far, even for a brave professional like herself. As if it needs to be said, please don’t try this at home. We don’t want to read about a wanna be photographer getting swallowed by an alligator.