Gator interrupts picnic at University of Florida

By Daniel Uria  |  Nov. 17, 2015 at 10:34 AM
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GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- University of Florida students had their picnic interrupted by none other than the school's mascot, as video shows a gator crawling from a nearby lake onto their blanket.

The gator snuck up while UF student Michael Tamayo and a friend were having a picnic at Lake Alice on the university's campus.

The video shows the gator crawling up to Tamayo's blanket and chomping down on his sandwich.

A third student, Richard Reed Jr., captured the video as Tamayo turned away from his blanket to take a photo of Reed and his wife.

UF researcher Kent A. Vilet told WUFT that gators in the area have come searching for snacks before, as a nearly identical situation happened almost two years ago.

After capturing the video the students managed to send the gator away safely.

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