Last month, a weatherman from Florida shared a striking picture that depicted a large alligator appearing to gaze directly at a photographer while on a golf course.
“Welcome to Florida, home to Jurassic Park,” Matt Devitt, Chief Meteorologist for WINK News, wrote on Facebook.
The video footage below, shared by Devitt on Friday (March 3), displays yet another hefty gator easily breaking through a metal fence to reach the other side.
“Check out this big guy bend the aluminum bars and plow right through it this week in Placida,” Devitt wrote on Facebook. “He eventually got through according to the viewer who shot the video. Only in Florida!”
In the comments section, where feedback from almost 2,000 comments was shared, Devitt emphasized that the bars were not as strong as wrought iron, for instance.
However, the effortless manner in which the alligator tore through the obstacle left a considerable impression on many.
“This can’t be real,” one person wrote.
No information regarding the size of the alligator was given, however, for individuals curious about it, the largest alligator ever recorded in Florida was 14 feet and 3-1/2 inches long, while the heaviest weighed 1,043 pounds.
According to the information posted on the website of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), there are approximately 1.3 million alligators dwelling in Florida, and these reptiles occupy each of the state’s 67 counties.
For individuals requiring the assistance of a licensed trapper, the state provides a Nuisance Alligator Hotline (866-392-4286).