A wild video of an alligator showing to eat one other, smaller alligator has gone viral on social media.
The video, which was posted on Twitter Thursday by Taylor Soper, reveals a large, darkish inexperienced alligator with a smaller alligator in its mouth. Then, the bigger alligator violently chomps down.
Soper confirmed to USA TODAY that his father took the video in Horry County, South Carolina on Thursday. He estimated on Twitter that the smaller of the creatures was 6 toes lengthy.
Soper, who works in insurance coverage, stated his father was alone yesterday when he noticed the alligators, and he “grabbed the digicam and began recording.”
He added that their household believes they noticed the smaller alligator final weekend in the same spot, however he was consuming one other, even smaller, alligator.
Soper stated his father “was form of shocked that it was occurring once more, not to mention occurring in any respect.”
“And I used to be completely blown away,” he stated. “It’s a freaking dinosaur.”
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Social media customers have been additionally stunned by the footage. The video has garnered over two million views on Twitter and practically 25,000 likes.
However one individual was particularly excited to see the video – Soper’s five-year-old son. The boy and Soper’s father take pleasure in watching alligators collectively, however often from a secure distance with binoculars.
“I used to be simply in shock and instantly confirmed my son. He’s 5 and simply an alligator fanatic, so he went loopy over it,” Soper stated.
He added that his father, who doesn’t have social media accounts, was stunned that the footage went viral.
“He was like, ‘Holy smokes, by no means anticipated that to form of take off the best way it did,” Soper stated. “He was simply blown away by every little thing.”