A huge gator caused quite a stir when he took a last walk on a central Florida nature reserve.
A video posted on Facebook by Kim Joiner shows the huge alligator strolling along a path on the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County Sunday. Visitors to the nature center can be seen with the capture of the unusual spectacle.
“I love Circle B. the Nature at its best,” Joiner wrote on the post, which has been shared more than 18,000 times.
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Some Facebook commenters say that the well-known gator is the nickname of the “Humpback” on the basis of its large, curved back, FOX 13 reports.
This is not the first big gator to the headlines in Florida recently. Last year a hunter in the Sunshine State nabbed a 13-and-a-half-metre alligator. The record for length is a 14 foot, 3 1/2 inch male to Lake Washington in Brevard County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Florida’s heaviest recorded gator was a 1,043 pound (13 feet 10-1/2 inches long) male at Orange Lake in Alachua County.
Last year, a giant alligator was something of a media sensation when it was spotted wandering around the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto on Florida’s Gulf coast.