Uploaded to YouTube on April 13, this video depicts a large American alligator bathing and walking about with half of another gator in his jaws.
At one point, the alligator can be seen thrashing his meal from side to side, to which witnesses respond “wow” and “that was pretty wicked.”
The uploader, Alex Figueroa, estimates the larger alligator to be 11 to 12 feet. Figueroa witnessed the encounter, along with others, during a morning walk in the Circle B Bar Reserve, a nature reserve just west of Tampa, Florida.
Figueroa’s YouTube channel consists of other nature and wildlife videos, mainly shot in Florida. Another alligator video, shot while a family was on vacation in Louisiana, has also gained popularity on YouTube.