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An alligator working as emotional support pet /r/ALL

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u/Rico_TLM Sep 29 '22

“What emotions does he support?”

“Mostly fear.”

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u/SquiddyJohnson Sep 29 '22 Silver Table Slap

Smart alligator is just patiently playing the long game.

“Clever girl”

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u/0brew Sep 29 '22

waiting till they're older and bigger for a nicer meal, just skin and bone at the moment so may as well wait it out

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u/Alleleirauh Sep 29 '22

Why have one big meal when you can have tons of small meals for life?

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u/hucklebutter Sep 29 '22

Alligator: "I hear they get real big in Florida."

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u/ThatQueerWerewolf Sep 29 '22

As a zookeeper I've got to say, this is a really bad idea. Not necessarily to have the alligator (as long as you know how to handle it), but to have it around other people (especially children) without restraint. This is just an alligator that hasn't bitten yet.

You can't completely tame a wild animal. There are always things that can go wrong. This isn't a case of "he's so friendly and loves everyone so he'd never bite," it's more like "he is very used to humans and is pretty docile" but one day someone might annoy him a little too much, he might get startled, or maybe he'll just realize he's gotten a lot bigger than the children around him.

We've all heard storied of people keeping dangerous exotic animals that "would never hurt them," until one day they do. Yet people keep thinking that their pet is the exception.

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u/Professor_Rekt Sep 29 '22 Silver Take My Energy

As a HVAC repairman I’ve got to say, this is a really bad idea. It’s a fucking alligator.

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u/Rixae Sep 29 '22 Helpful Table Slap

Why was my first thought "yeah this guy must run into alligators in vents" and not "he has no experience with alligators but knows not to fuck with them"

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u/Professor_Rekt Sep 29 '22

Maybe I do! Maybe I live in Florida and run into alligators in vents all the time!

/s

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u/Embarrassed-Basis-60 Sep 29 '22

“Florida man doesn’t fuck with alligator” that’s a new one

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u/Professor_Rekt Sep 29 '22

Ah shit. I’ve been caught in my lie. Fantastic deductive reasoning.

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u/PPOKEZ Sep 29 '22

As a multi-media artist, I'd love to talk about graphics and storyboard for a documentary series called "What THE Fuck Were You Thinking? - Alligator Edition."

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u/HurlingFruit Sep 29 '22

This is just an alligator that hasn't bitten yet.

This will eventually end similarly to the woman who lived happily with her pet chimpanzee right up 'til the day he removed her face from her skull.

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u/steightst8 Sep 29 '22

It was actually her friend that was attacked. She survived through the severe damages thankfully

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u/Schehezerade Sep 29 '22

Charla Nash and Travis, for those who have been blissfully ignorant of the story up until now.

I will not go anywhere near our close cousins after reading about that incident.

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u/manofredgables Sep 29 '22

Bonobos, sure. Chimpanzees, get those poop slinging, blood thirsty savages as far away from me as possible

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u/TechnoMouse37 Sep 29 '22 Gold

One thing a lot of people don't seem to understand or just completely ignore is that reptiles do not have the brain capacity for higher emotions such as love, compassion, etc. These creatures are still the same as they were prior to the extinction events they survived.

This isn't an alligator that "loves his keepers". It's simply a curremtly docile wild animal that has yet to harm its keeper. I used to keep a variety of reptiles, they don't love anything but warmth and food.

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u/ryendubes Sep 30 '22

Oh shit you mean they refer to our base impulses as reptilian brain for a reason?

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u/SparkyDogPants Sep 29 '22

Alligators are cannibals, they literally eat everything that they think they can get away with

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u/IceColdMegaMilk Sep 29 '22

Oh yeah? Tiger King guy never once was attacked by his tigers.

The tiger bit off his employee's arm, not his.

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u/DoneDumbAndFun Sep 29 '22

Actually he was

Remember when the tiger grabbed his leg, and he shot his gun near it to scare it off

Then he thought carol baskins had someone put a scent in his shoe so that the tigers would do that

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u/Bruce_Ring-sting Sep 29 '22

Not true! Remember the ‘tuna juice on the boots ‘ incident?

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u/lasagnabox Sep 29 '22

That’s the thing. If anything, I am less reassured by the fact that it is friendly. If, and more likely, when, it bites, it will be sudden and unexpected. Everyone knows to stay away from the vicious alligator.

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u/GoSuckYaMother Sep 29 '22

No, the emotional support really works. Soon she will have no emotions.

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u/December_Hemisphere Sep 29 '22

eMoTiOnAL dAmAgE

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u/Aiden2817 Sep 29 '22 Silver

There’s a guy on YouTube who has alligators and he swims with them, hand feeds them etc. He says he trusts them not to attack him but.. he explains that they don’t handle the unexpected well. That if he were to have a heart attack or faint, then he would no longer be “him” to the alligators and they would immediately attack him.

He gave the example of two alligators he had, a male and a female, that lived together for a number of years. But then one day the female had a seizure and the male instantly attacked her. Alligators aren’t able to generalize that the person they know and the “thing” doing something unexpected are the same thing and their instinct to attack kicks in.

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u/Scullvine Sep 29 '22

TIL I have the object permanence of an alligator

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u/Lone_Wanderer97 Sep 29 '22

You're weird. ATTACK!!

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u/SubterrelProspector Sep 29 '22

"It is strange and unfamiliar and must be destroyed!"

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u/Beefourthree Sep 29 '22

Fortunately children are well known for behaving in a calm, predictable manner.

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u/inplayruin Sep 29 '22

These are the best behaved children, that's why they survived.

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u/rathlord Sep 29 '22

[not pictured] poorly behaved children

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u/mellifluouslimerence Sep 29 '22

Their bites don’t hurt as much though.

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u/the_fly_guy_says_hi Sep 29 '22

You ever been bitten hard by a toddler?

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u/deedeeEightyThree Sep 29 '22

Seriously….. I’ve got marks, my dude!

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u/TheSkulltaker Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Ah! The ol' Reddit child-a-roo!

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u/SuperMIK2020 Sep 29 '22

Hold my Croc’s, I’m going in!

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u/groenewood Sep 29 '22

It's an ambush predator that has occupied the same ecological niche all the way into a third major global extinction level event. It can't even chew its food, but it knows its business and business is good.

Any primate that thinks it can understand it and break into its market is delusional.

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u/person_number26 Sep 29 '22

I mean, do you own 2 alligators?

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u/mark-five Sep 29 '22

Depends on whether both boots came from the same gator

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u/WindTreeRock Sep 29 '22

This is what infuriates me about certain "animal people" who say they love and respect animals when in fact they have projected onto the animals a romanticized idea about them. It may cost those children their lives someday.

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u/taterpatches Sep 29 '22 Silver

That alligator is gonna shit in the pool

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u/Mypasswordbepassword Sep 29 '22

Honestly that is the least of my concerns with this situation

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u/Drumbelgalf Sep 29 '22 Silver Wholesome

The shit in the pool can lead to an infection when the alligator ripps your arm of with a death roll.

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u/PhoniPoni Sep 29 '22

I still feel like the shit in the pool is not the biggest problem in this scenario

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u/We_are_stardust23 Sep 29 '22

Yes infection is definitely a bigger problem...

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u/deanrihpee Sep 29 '22

Technically yes, the shit is the least concerning problem

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u/taosaur Sep 29 '22

Coming soon to r/Whatcouldgowrong

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u/unrealflaw Sep 29 '22

WCGW teaching kids that alligators are cuddly pets?

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u/junkit33 Sep 29 '22

Seriously. Wally is gonna snap one day and it won't be pretty.

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u/MSGdreamer Sep 29 '22

That alligator is gonna emotionally support somebody’s arm off.

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u/Lone_Wanderer97 Sep 29 '22

Reminds me of that parasite that bites the fish's tongue off and acts as the new one. What if I had a fucking gator for an arm?

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u/OF-3_Flaw Sep 29 '22

You'll become the lord of everything that is golden and then be killed by some naked dude with a katana. Which subreddit am I in again?

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u/KenNotKent Sep 29 '22

That's easily avoidable. They can just not feed it for a few days ahead of time!

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u/Dylan_The_Developer Sep 29 '22

Im going to shit in a pool

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u/Agility17 Sep 29 '22

One intrusive thought for that alligator and it’s over

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

Don't eat the human.

Don't eat the human.

Don't eat the human.

I'm hungry eat the human

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u/upvoteOrKittyGetsIt Sep 29 '22

Ok ok I admit that was bad, but I wouldn't do it againnn

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u/kill-goshi Sep 29 '22

Tasted pretty good though

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u/1jl Sep 29 '22

One spook, one reaction, one startle. Fuck all that noise.

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u/argl3bargl3 Sep 29 '22 hehehehe Evil Cackle

“Support alligator eats comfort food. Film at 11.”

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u/LoloG3 Sep 29 '22

I literally snorted reading this

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u/dexterthekilla Sep 29 '22

That alligator is living his best life

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u/Sniperking187 Sep 29 '22

Bro was like "hold on if I just don't eat them they'll keep me fed and I don't gotta worry about getting shot? Sign me the fuck up"

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u/Asangkt358 Sep 29 '22

Alternatively: "I'm still pretty small and can't kill any of these jackasses. But if I act docile for a few more years while I grow up, I bet I can surprise them and kill them all."

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u/papageek Sep 29 '22

It’s an alligator, not a house cat.

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u/mjohnson280 Sep 29 '22

The real reason it's good that cats don't keep growing.

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u/probable_ass_sniffer Sep 29 '22

They will keep growing if you give them a larger tank and an adequate supply of oxygen.

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u/Asangkt358 Sep 29 '22

Take my word for it, putting them into a larger tank with an adequate supply of oxygen doesn't always work. My kids, for example, didn't grow up to be any larger than normal folks.

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u/adultkarate Sep 29 '22

You had emotional support humans too? Big mistake

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u/Gunsmoke_wonderland Sep 29 '22

Every failing relationship tries that.. shockingly that doesn't fix it

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u/FLMan- Sep 29 '22

Look up pocho the crocodile, a fisherman rescued him from dying in costa rica. They formed a bond for 20 years until the crocodiles death.

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u/Ohgodgethelp Sep 29 '22

I've seen this gator before. It was a rescue. Severely malnourished and stunted before it was rescued and given a great deal of tlc. Probably explains its attitude. Its not getting any bigger.

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u/LiveShowOneNightOnly Sep 29 '22

So this alligator is actually 30 years old and can drive?

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u/willowsonthespot Sep 29 '22

That is both sweet and sad. It shows that some humans actually have a huge capacity for kindness and that it can be reciprocating.

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u/EvenMoreZingNPep Sep 29 '22

That is what I was thinking, remembering back to that dude who raised a super gentile hippo or something as a pet for years until it suddenly snapped into its instinctual behaviors one day and mauled him to death.

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u/MagikSkyDaddy Sep 29 '22

Prob fair to make a distinction between this 3', 25lb gator and...a hippo

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u/The-Thing_1982 Sep 29 '22

Long con babbbyyyy!

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u/SunriseSurprise Sep 29 '22

Turtles are like "see, we told you!"

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u/Margevo Sep 29 '22

If they’re like dogs in 10,000 years we’ll have pug gators

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u/UrbanHunter_KenXPie Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Have you ever swim with your burger?🤣

Edit: Wow! 500 upvotes, thank you everyone.

Edit2: Over 600 now, thx again :)

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u/hahahahahaha Sep 29 '22

No, but I'm gonna try it. Look how happy he is swimming around with his food. Must be a feeling of food security or something.

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u/tyvanwie Sep 29 '22

Yeah. A majority of animals kill for food, not pleasure or because they feel threatened. I'm sure this little guy is well fed and definitely doesn't feel threatened, so no need to kill. He can just chill in a pool all day lol

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u/Illustrious_Copy_902 Sep 29 '22

But this guy is still a massive exception. No one should think they are going to have the same success if they try keeping a pet alligator.

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u/tyvanwie Sep 29 '22

Of course. It was probably raised from a baby as well. You might not have the same success going to your local swamp and getting an alligator lol.

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u/Illustrious_Copy_902 Sep 29 '22

I wonder at what point this man went "Aw, he seems so sweet and cuddly, Imma let the kids play with him." Like, where is that tipping point?

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u/audigex Sep 29 '22

Yeah, he gets fed every day and there are two packed lunches just floating around. That's pretty much the gator dream, surely?

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u/Muff_Divington Sep 29 '22 Gold Helpful

Now that's an alligator with a toothbrush

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u/ThatGuyforsure Sep 29 '22

Looks like momma was right

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u/Lunchcube1 Sep 29 '22

No Col. Sanders you’re wrong!!!

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u/Vigothedudepathian Sep 29 '22

No he has no medulla oblong gotta!

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u/HungryMorlock Sep 29 '22 Silver

It's neat and all, but there's no way in hell I'd let my kids play on the water with a goddamn prehistoric murder lizard, no matter how tame this one is.

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u/Jubenheim Sep 29 '22

Bro, in the video, a little girl was literally playing by with its fucking teeth! like goddamn man, holding it is bad enough but that shit? That’s asking to lose a limb, or two, or your face.

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u/herecomestheD Sep 29 '22

Lmao "he just refuses to bite" until he doesn't. That is a dinosaur it does not think it's part human you idiot.

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u/The-Thing_1982 Sep 29 '22

"And we sure try to get him to bite!"

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u/Vincent_Veganja Sep 29 '22

Lmfao that was my thought when she started fuckin with his teeth like damn he’s nice but y’all are really pushing it

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u/SerenityViolet Sep 29 '22

And people worry about leaving dogs alone with kids.

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u/kdeaton06 Sep 29 '22

To be fair, dogs bite a lot more kids than alligators do.

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u/BestAtempt Sep 29 '22

Most shark bits happen in shallow water.

Yea, thats where all the people are.

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u/Thriven Sep 29 '22

Most accidents in a car will happen 10 miles from your house.

Yes, because that's where I live.

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u/PM_MeTittiesOrKitty Sep 29 '22

You are most likely to die in your home.

Because that is where I am most of the time??

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u/takeme2infinity Sep 29 '22

You're more likely to cum in your eye than on your feet

Well I do masturbate hanging upside down like a bat where else is it gonna go ?

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u/hoover0623 Sep 29 '22

People die when they're killed

Well, if they didn't, I'd be pretty concerned

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u/dc_IV Sep 29 '22

Everytime, and I mean EVERYTIME, I find something I lost, it was the last place I checked!!!

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u/StevenGrantMK Sep 29 '22

It's like no shit! If I buy a pool I immediately increase my odds of drowning! What do they think? I'm gonna buy a gun and shower with it like EHHH!?

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u/Trolann Sep 29 '22

To paraphrase bill Burr, no shit. Most kids don't ever go near an alligator.

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u/abow3 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

I'm inclined to say the same, but (back in France) my dad and grandmother kept an alligator as pet for many, many years. It's wild to see pics of my young grandmother hugging and kissing a gator that's bigger than her.

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u/RawrRRitchie Sep 29 '22

no matter how tame this one is.

That's because it's nowhere near fully grown

Baby humans can be petty docile as well

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u/Frequent-Network8479 Sep 29 '22

C’mon! Let your hair down! They’re only kids

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u/blackbart1 Sep 29 '22

You can make more if you need to.

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u/Impossible1999 Sep 29 '22

My hair stood up on the back of neck the whole time while I was watching the video. Very nice alligator but…no.

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u/St_Kevin_ Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Just imagine if it attacked the kids while filming this video and they just edit that part in as a surprise, partway through the interview. It’s all uplifting and fun and quirky and then the guy is screaming “Wally!!! NO!!!” as the water turns red.

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u/asek13 Sep 29 '22

Like that video yesterday from Vices documentary on sex offenders.

Gator: I'm just living my life, doing my thing. Just making it happen and I'm grateful for the chance

Narrator: The next day, Gary the gator sent a dick pic ate our producer.

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u/HairyHermitMan Sep 29 '22

This can only end well. 👀 🍿

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u/mezz7778 Sep 29 '22

What could go wrong?

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u/liarandathief Sep 29 '22 Helpful

Nothing can possibli go wrong

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u/sameredditguy Sep 29 '22

That’s the first thing that’s ever gone wrong.

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u/ADOUGH209 Sep 29 '22

It's absolutely impossible for anything to go wrong...

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u/PracticePenis Sep 29 '22

We’re all out of BORT license plates at the gift shop. I repeat we need more BORT license plates!

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u/They_Beat_Me Sep 29 '22

One of the kids won’t need a college fund.

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u/SilverVixen1928 Sep 29 '22

Finding the silver lining. Good for you.

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u/quickligament Sep 29 '22 edited Oct 16 '22

What could possibly go wrong?

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u/Select_Bid5850 Sep 29 '22

Risk/reward ratio seems well considered here. Labradoodle? Nah, f*** that, let’s get the gator.

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u/ArrestDeathSantis Sep 29 '22

Honestly, I agree with you but is that a common thing for them to be that chill being manipulated like that?

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u/LizardWizard444 Sep 29 '22

I think he probably just got genetically lucky (just real far end of the bellcurve in terms of genes for aggression and passivness). If we bred it with another of his kind that was about as passive and calm we'd have increasingly domestic crocodiles that could be as trust worthy as dogs

For more info look up russian fox domestication.

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u/Antimatter1207 Sep 29 '22

The floridians are salivating at the prospect of more pet gators

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u/The_Great_Afterman Sep 29 '22

Personally, as an Iowan, I'm pretty stoked at the idea too.

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u/Dirt290 Sep 29 '22

It looked like she was about to poke it's eyes! If you poke any dogs eyes it'll likely nip or run away.

What happens when the alligator panics or tries to defend itself, does it know it's dealing with children?

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u/CheshireCheeseCakey Sep 29 '22

Somehow I don't trust a lizard brain. Feels like it'll be fine for ages and then some 100 million year old instinct says "bite".

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u/minkymy Sep 29 '22

Crocodilians are Archosaurs like birds, so the lizard brain issue isn't a problem here. Komodo Dragons, on the other hand...

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u/NOLAnuts Sep 29 '22

Most wild animals kept as pets are tame and charming until puberty when all hell breaks loose - as it does with human children! Only when these guys come of age, they take your head off. Male alligators hit puberty when they're 6 feet long and 8-12 years old. This one is 5.5' and 7 years old. Tick tock, delusional humans!

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u/partypat_bear Sep 29 '22

Now I’m curious how puberty works with reptiles

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u/GeriatricHydralisk Sep 29 '22

Pretty similar to humans, but it's more dependent upon size and body condition than age (e.g. animals that didn't get to eat a lot won't mature until much later). Mammals have this too, but aren't nearly as flexible with growth and timing.

Once it hits, it's what you'd expect - breeding behaviors start occurring, males will fight each other (if that happens in the species), females will try to dig nests even if they've never met a male, etc. Many species fast during the breeding season, and this will sometimes happen even in captives kept without breeding. It's usually most intense right after maturity, then they settle down a bit.

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u/theaeao Sep 29 '22

Mammals have this too, but aren't nearly as flexible with growth and timing.

Yep. My whole family reaches full height around 14. Including my son he's 6'5. I have stomach issues and don't eat nearly enough. I reached full hight at 20.

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u/vvv_bb Sep 29 '22

tick tock tick tock tick tock oh no it's following me!

a new meaning to Captain Hook's stalker lol

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u/fresh_gumbo Sep 29 '22

I can't wait for the look of shock when the alligator acts like an alligator

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u/DetryX_ Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

"He has never bitten anyone" But what happens when he decides to do it? That aninal only has to bite once

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u/fresh_gumbo Sep 29 '22

They always say the axe murderer was "such a quiet guy, kept to himself, very polite"

The alligator doesn't have to decide to do anything, it just has to be itself, for 1 minute

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u/DemonicSilvercolt Sep 29 '22

I saw a zoo trainer once with alligators, iirc he said he would only go in the pool with them if they were already fed beforehand, even then those ones are the ones trained a lot from a young age

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u/peacefighter Sep 29 '22

They did this with chimpanzees too. It always turns out great. Amazing how smart people are.

Just before "accident": "Look, nothing has happened yet. He probably thinks he is a human."

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u/TNTiger_ Sep 29 '22

It's literally not even about instinct, but ability. I've heard from zookeepers that big cats like tigers are fundementally very much like housecats, they can be friendly, playful, affectionate, and seek affection from human handlers. Housecats also bite, and scratch, and attack your feet for fun. Tigers will too. But it's very different when they do it.

Same with the chimps you mentioned- Apes can be very smart, and they probably to like their human friends and may even feel kinship to them. But then they do behaviour that worud be fine chimp on chimp, or even human on human, but when chimp on human... Yikes.

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u/NeverNude-Ned Sep 29 '22

I mean... That one ripped a lady's face off. I don't think he was just playing.

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u/paradise-trading-83 Sep 29 '22 Wholesome

Human soon to be emotional support lunch

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u/Sokrates7777 Sep 29 '22

It’s a give and take

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u/Fe7n Sep 29 '22

Hes just patiently fattening the meat

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u/finedirttaste Sep 29 '22

Lulling its victims into thinking they're safe... gaining their trust.

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u/HugoZHackenbush2 Sep 29 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

This support system works for elderly people too, my Dad has a pet alligator and it helps him get over his reptile dysfunction problems..

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u/Flat-House5529 Sep 29 '22

I admit it, I LOL'd...

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u/DiamondConfident1811 Sep 29 '22

Disaster waiting to happen.

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u/BrownSugarBare Sep 29 '22

Seriously, did they run out of dogs or something?!

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u/Lootcifer- Sep 29 '22

Yyyyea fuck no… this is so stupid (as in dangerous and wreckless)

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u/anomis7 Sep 29 '22

"...and then one day he just snapped"

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u/Bosticles Sep 29 '22

As someone who as owned a lot of reptiles in the past, this is comically stupid. Like, call CPS stupid. Sure you can make reptiles docile with frequent handling, but they're never going to be totally 100% safe. Their brains do not register things as "friend". They don't have the ability to grasp social constructs like mammels so all handling does it train them that you aren't an immediate threat. The first time one of those kids puts their face next to it after having eaten some chicken and the smells are still there, they're dead.

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u/HeartofLion3 Sep 29 '22

Was just about to comment this. I have a lizard, he is cute, but realistically he doesn’t care about me because that’s not how reptiles think. As far as he is concerned I am a vessel for food and that’s it. It’s the same problem with cohabitating geckos together. It’s cute at first until they start eating eachother because they don’t feel love like we do. That’s not to say you can’t have lizards for emotional support, it’s just dumb to get one that can rip your children limb from limb.

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u/mrshulgin Sep 29 '22

Why is he so nice?

We don't even know

A kid is going to end up with a nasty scar on their face for life and that animal is going to be put down. Sad for everyone involved.

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u/Paco_the_finesser Sep 29 '22

Common sense dictates this has 0 happy endings

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u/moldy_walrus Sep 29 '22

Well that’s good because a handjob from an alligator sounds rough.

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u/Rafalga_ Sep 29 '22

It's great that it is so docile. Until it isn't.

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u/wrenchandrepeat Sep 29 '22

Does Chlorine not affect reptiles?

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u/D_Adman Sep 29 '22

In Florida they find these and other reptiles all the time in pools. So maybe not the worst thing.

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u/naturefort Sep 29 '22

This guy also lets the kids play with his loaded gun and matches.

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u/doru-chioru Sep 29 '22

I get why they would play with him depending on how it looks in the video but can't they at least put a muzzle or smtn on his mouth when he is playing with children? If ur an adult u deserve what's coming but the kids in the vid see them as dogs by the looks of it.

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u/BeastThatShoutedLove Sep 29 '22

Tbh piece of string would do. Crocodilians have weak jaw opening force and big clamp-down and holding on one.

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u/CandyDuchess Sep 29 '22

Ah yes, the predator that nature and evolution deemed perfect enough that they remained the same as they were since dinosaurs were walking around.

The creature that is famous for something called a "death roll", where once they manage to bite down, whatever is in their mouth rarely manages to leave it due to the sheer bite force of the creature.

The creature that is a very patient ambush predator, laying in wait for its prey for however long it takes.

Sounds like a perfect playmate for little Timmy!

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

“Yes...let the child grow fat before I feast...”

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u/dunesandlake Sep 29 '22

"...and on that day, Wally realized what he was.."

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u/Gentleman_Xeno Sep 29 '22

Poor gator he looks already dead inside

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u/CrankierUnicorn Sep 29 '22

He wanted to get away from Florida man, but Florida man wouldn't have any of that.

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u/Antimatter1207 Sep 29 '22

Wally here is actually from Philadelphia, PA.

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u/No-Ad-3635 Sep 29 '22

He's probably this docile because he has brain damage. So you qre probably atleast half right

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u/Development_Minimum Sep 29 '22

Just looked it up and have a quote

"He said he was surprised when WallyGator, then 20 inches long, didn’t try to bite him when he held him or fed him chicken legs and dead rats.

“He wouldn’t eat live rats, and he really showed a love for cheesy popcorn,” Henney said. “I thought it was different, but I was still very cautious around him.”

That alligator is probably mentally deficient.

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u/SuperEnthusiastic Sep 29 '22

That's what I was thinking. He is disabled some way

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u/LizardWizard444 Sep 29 '22

Nah it could also just be really weird genetics. Gator autism that happens to make him pretty domestic.

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u/No-Ad-3635 Sep 29 '22

User name checks out

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u/ManWithDominantClaw Sep 29 '22

If you can get Williams Syndrome in mice through a gene deletion there may be a chance it could occur naturally in alligators. Wild speculation though.

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u/tvieno Sep 29 '22

Is that good for the alligator to be in a pool with chemicals?

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u/SinopicCynic Sep 29 '22

From the amount of videos I see about alligators in pools, I’d say it’s not that bad.

Alligators have a nictitating membrane they use to cover their eyes and still see while swimming, so I imagine that (chlorine getting in the eyes) isn’t too much of an issue.

Butt I’m no crocodilian expert.

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u/the_juice_is_zeus Sep 29 '22

Are alligators crocodilians?

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u/SinopicCynic Sep 29 '22

Well, they’re from the order crocodilia, which is more what I meant. They aren’t true crocodiles, from the family crocodylidae.

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u/Antimatter1207 Sep 29 '22

Something something all squares are rectangles...

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u/oshie-kill Sep 29 '22

Triangles are shapes “I’m helping”

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u/ApprehensivePrint465 Sep 29 '22

...and children?

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u/fresh_gumbo Sep 29 '22

The kids won't hurt it

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u/Dial_888 Sep 29 '22

Might get stuck in his teeth.

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u/thefrazdogg Sep 29 '22

So dumb. It’s an eating machine. It has no morality. It doesn’t care if you die. So fucking stupid.

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u/marakeh Sep 29 '22

I think Wally forgot who the fuck he is

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u/mcflurry_14 Sep 29 '22

You know, this alligator could decimate everyone in that pool at any point and I wouldn’t be able to justify blaming it

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u/juni4ling Sep 29 '22

What could -possibly- go wrong?

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

These people need to stop.

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u/EvErYLeGaLvOtE Sep 29 '22

Just you wait until wolly gets to be 200 lbs.

He'll end up being an alligator and bite someone, then they'll end up killing the thing because he's "dangerous".

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u/TheJolly_Llama Sep 29 '22

Even worse than the “oh fuck no”, these kids probably think all alligators are cute and cuddly now

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u/Highsteel2400 Sep 29 '22

Forget the gator for a second, look at that pool. Check them filters and the Ph levels. Too cloudy.

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u/TooMuchPretzels Sep 29 '22

Alligator pee will do that

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u/ULTIMATE_STAIN Sep 29 '22

That'll be fun when it's older and the higher testosterone starts making it more aggressive 🙃

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u/snorlaxin4life Sep 29 '22

Of all the stupid S I’ve seen this might be near the top.

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u/ApprehensivePrint465 Sep 29 '22

When she was poking his little snout, I knew nothing could possibly go wrong.

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u/Paprika9 Sep 29 '22

Is…is this man from Florida?

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