Wild Florida

Believe it or not, alligator attacks are actually extremely rare. In fact, the likelihood of a Florida resident being injured in an unprovoked alligator attack is roughly one in 2.4 million, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Note “unprovoked.”

In today’s episode of Cool Stuff Strange Things, we head on over to Wild Florida to get up close and personal with some of the Sunshine State’s scariest—Crusher, a 14-foot alligator, and Snowflake and Blizzard, two very rare albinos! By “up close and personal,” we mean it! At Wild Florida you can actually enter into these modern-day dino’s enclosures and, believe it or not, even hand feed them.

Watch CSST for the full story!

We survived our close encounters, but if you ever find yourself up against a gator, RUN—and do it in a straight line, not zigging and zagging to “throw them off” as commonly thought. Their blind spot happens to be directly in front of their nose!

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