Alligator ‘Embarrassed’ When He Doesn’t Catch His Snack

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You know the feeling when you do something embarrassing, and you just want to disappear? Looks like alligators get that way too.


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In the footage below, Seven the alligator is waiting for a big piece of chicken from wildlife biologist Christopher Gilette. Gilette dangles the piece of chicken near Seven, waiting for him to open his mouth so that he can toss it in.

Gilette tosses the chicken, but somehow Seven misses, and the chicken drops to the ground. Rather than tearing into his snack, Seven slinks away, seemingly embarrassed that he wasn’t able to catch his treat.

“How cute is Seven fumbling the chicken and getting embarrassed.”

After a brief time relaxing in the water, Gilette is able to coax Seven to turn around and move toward him. He picks up the chicken and offers it to Seven again, who still takes a moment to decide whether he’s ready to give catching his snack another try. Happily, he opens his mouth, and as Gilette tosses the chicken, Seven catches it without a hitch.

In the caption alongside the video, Gilette mentions that he was trying to make an impressive video – but it ended up being an adorable one instead.


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How cute is Seven fumbling the chicken and getting embarrassed ?! He’s so adorable, @gabbynikolle and I were feeding him and trying to make a cool impressive video with the big gator and instead it became an adorable one ? At @evergladesholidaypark This video is from last year but has recently gained popularity! You’ll notice Seven is green in this video, that’s just an algae accumulation from the pump being broken that week, it’s totally normal and does not affect the gators in any way. They have it in the wild all the time. But it does bring up the point, there are actually NO GREEN GATORS!! even though they’re portrayed green in every cartoon and animation, they do not have green skin! Black, gray, yellows, oranges in their patterns, but no green. The only green you’ll see is from algae like this. #Gator#Alligator#Florida#SouthFlorida#Everglades#Glades#Miami#FortLauderdale#biggator #animals #reptiles #cuteanimals

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