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NATS: “NOOO WAY!
So today’s story is apparently all about animals. We begin with a rare sight caught on video… an alligator feeding frenzy in Georgia. 300 gators… at least!”

(MSNBC)

Media outlets everwhere are calling it a "gator frenzy". Jacksonville Florida’s WJXT... has an exclusive interview with the fisherman, who says he still went fishing, even amongst all the alligators. The reporter also called on local expertise to explain the gator infestation.

EMILY TURNER: “Alligator experts say for this to happen, you have to have a couple of things. One is a low water level. The second is food has to be present in pretty big amounts and third, it has to be feeding time. That’s why this is so rare.”

Fox News went a step further and interviewed Dave Salmoni from Animal Planet. He says in his 15 years in the wild, even he has never seen anything like the feeding frenzy of gators gathered in Georgia.

“Generally speaking, gators are territorial, so under normal circumstances with normal amounts of food, the bigger gators will chase away the smaller gators, but in this case there’s so much food around that the big gators have decided, you know, there’s no point in me having a fight when there’s enough for everybody to eat. They more tolerate each other than they do work together as a team.”

Georgia’s local officials say the waters are clear, but HLN’s Robin Meade says she’d make them go tubing first.

ROBIN MEADE: “Wildlife officials want boaters to know that the gators have left the swam and the waters are safe… yeahhh right! They say this happens once every three or four years… How far do they go?!  ”
Yeah, really, it’s like an alligator palooza out there.


MEADE: Not far enough.”


So what do you think? Was this really a rare gator phenomenon, or something else?

 

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Writer: Christine Slusser

Producer: Newsy Staff

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Gator Feeding Frenzy Caught on Tape

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NATS: “NOOO WAY!
So today’s story is apparently all about animals. We begin with a rare sight caught on video… an alligator feeding frenzy in Georgia. 300 gators… at least!”

(MSNBC)

Media outlets everwhere are calling it a "gator frenzy". Jacksonville Florida’s WJXT... has an exclusive interview with the fisherman, who says he still went fishing, even amongst all the alligators. The reporter also called on local expertise to explain the gator infestation.

EMILY TURNER: “Alligator experts say for this to happen, you have to have a couple of things. One is a low water level. The second is food has to be present in pretty big amounts and third, it has to be feeding time. That’s why this is so rare.”

Fox News went a step further and interviewed Dave Salmoni from Animal Planet. He says in his 15 years in the wild, even he has never seen anything like the feeding frenzy of gators gathered in Georgia.

“Generally speaking, gators are territorial, so under normal circumstances with normal amounts of food, the bigger gators will chase away the smaller gators, but in this case there’s so much food around that the big gators have decided, you know, there’s no point in me having a fight when there’s enough for everybody to eat. They more tolerate each other than they do work together as a team.”

Georgia’s local officials say the waters are clear, but HLN’s Robin Meade says she’d make them go tubing first.

ROBIN MEADE: “Wildlife officials want boaters to know that the gators have left the swam and the waters are safe… yeahhh right! They say this happens once every three or four years… How far do they go?!  ”
Yeah, really, it’s like an alligator palooza out there.


MEADE: Not far enough.”


So what do you think? Was this really a rare gator phenomenon, or something else?

 

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Writer: Christine Slusser

Producer: Newsy Staff

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