Someone Decides To Tease Enormous Alligator While Dressed As A T-Rex.
The following video is something that you don't want to do when visiting the zoo. The video shows a 35-year-old man teasing an alligator with its dinner. The 35-year old man said he couldn't see while he was in the costume and joked that he would be having a bad day if the alligator came out of the water. There is nothing funny about the video, and as alligators can be extremely dangerous animals, it was a silly move on the man's part.
The two types of living alligator species are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. Also, there were several extinct species of the alligator that are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Paleocene epoch approximately 37 million years ago. Alligators are native only to the United States and China. American alligators are found in the southeast part of the United States to include all of Florida and Louisiana, the southern parts of Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, the coastal areas of South and North Carolina, East Texas, the southern tip of Arkansas and the southeast corner of Oklahoma. According to the 2005 Scholastic Book of World Records, Louisiana state has the largest population of alligators. The majority of American alligators live in the states of Florida and Louisiana, with over one million alligators in each state. Southern Florida is the only place where alligators and crocodiles live side by side. American alligators live in freshwater environments, to include ponds, marshes, rivers, wetlands, lakes, and swamps, along with brackish environments. When alligator holes are constructed in the wetlands, they increase plant diversity and provide habitat for other animals during droughts. Alligators are, therefore, considered an important species for maintaining the ecological diversity in wetlands. Further west, in the state of Louisiana, heavy grazing by coypu and muskrat are causing severe damage to the coastal wetlands. Large alligators feed extensively on coypu and help to provide a vital ecological service by reducing the coypu numbers.
Alligators are typically timid towards humans and tend to walk or to swim away if humans approach. This behavior has led some people to the practice of approaching alligators and their nests in a way that may provoke the animals into attacking. In Florida, feeding wild alligators at any time is an illegal act. If the alligators are fed, the alligators will eventually lose their fear of humans and will learn to associate humans with food, thereby becoming both a greater risk and danger to people and at greater risk from them. The alligator has a heavy body with a slow metabolism. The alligator is capable of short bursts of speed, which often happens in very short lunges. The Alligators' main prey are smaller animals that they can kill and eat in a single bite. Alligators may also kill larger prey by grabbing them and dragging the prey into the water to drown. Alligators consume the food they cannot eat in one bite by allowing the food to rot, or by biting the food and then spinning or convulsing wildly until bite-sized chunks are torn off. This type of eating is referred to as a death roll. Critical to the alligator's ability to initiate a death roll, is the tail which must flex to a significant angle from its body. An alligator tail that is immobilized cannot perform a death roll.
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