During the encounter, she states, “Someone’s been feeding that gator, makes them very dangerous.”
At one point you can hear a man on a loudspeaker telling Baker to get away from the gator. “Ma’am, I would suggest backing up after you just made him pretty mad.”
Although alligator encounters are scary, the large reptiles rarely attack.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a total of 12 alligator attacks occurred in 2020, and an average of seven unprovoked bites have occurred per year over the last 10 years.
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