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Wildlife Photographer’s Hilarious Alligator Encounter Goes Viral

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While riding his bike through the swampy trails of South Florida, Walt Jenkins stumbled upon a surprising sight: two massive alligators blocking his path. Instead of panicking, Jenkins stayed calm, recognizing that the alligators were just chilling out. He even joked, “so this should be fun.” His reaction was caught on video and shared on Instagram.

In the footage, Jenkins calmly navigates the encounter as he heads back to his vehicle. He clarifies in the caption that it’s mating season for alligators, urging him to exercise caution, particularly around the larger male. Successfully coaxing the female to move aside and observing the male’s tranquility, Jenkins proceeds cautiously, mindful of their potent tail movements.


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Despite the inherent dangers, Jenkins’ respectful approach ensures a safe passage. As a wildlife enthusiast, he acknowledges that encountering such natural wonders was the highlight of his day, albeit an unexpected one.

The video swiftly gains traction online, amassing over 250,000 views. Viewers are astonished by Jenkins’ composed reaction to the alligators. One commenter advises, “Perhaps try exploring a different trail where you won’t disturb the natural habitat.” Meanwhile, another quips, “Seems like even alligators aren’t spared from encounters with cyclists.”


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