"Humpback" the alligator is real, although tens of thousands of people on social media probably couldn't believe their eyes as they watched a video of the massive 12-foot gator lumbering across a grassy trail at a Florida reserve on Sunday.
Kim Joiner told WKMG-TV she recorded the alligator at the Circle B Bar Reserve at Polk Nature Discovery Center in Lakeland as others standing close enough to become a snack snapped pics and took videos. Joiner's video has received more than 32,800 shares on Facebook.
"Yes, it's real," said Joiner.
ABC News said local residents have nicknamed the alligator "Humpback."
The Circle B Bar Reserve is a former cattle ranch that sits on the northwest shore of Lake Hancock and has a wide variety of plants and animals, according to its website.
Florida has developed a reputation for big alligators, with one hunter snagging a 13.5-foot one in the St. Johns River in October, and golfers spotting another beast taking a leisurely stroll at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto last May, reported Fox News.
"Humpback" sparked plenty of conversation on social media.
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