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VIDEO: Mammoth gator gets within feet of photographer in the Everglades

Posted at 1:51 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 13:51:40-04

A wildlife photographer had a very close encounter with a massive gator in the Everglades.

Conny Randolph with the Big Cypress Gallery was in the Big Cypress National Preserve this week when a mammoth 10-foot gator named Loosescrew got within feet of her.

Randolph said Loosescrew, also called Snaggletooth, has lived on the property for more than 20 years.

"I'm gonna back up a little bit," Randolph said in the video, shortly before Loosescrew started hissing loudly.


VIDEO: Massive gator comes within feet of photographer in Everglades

Randolph advises people to slowly and carefully give wildlife their space if they approach you.