‘New level of stupid’: Tourists throwing carrots at alligator

In Fripp Island, South Carolina, a “new level of stupid” has hit a local resort as tourists were seen throwing carrots and harassing an 11-foot alligator.

According to the Facebook page for the Fripp Island Resort Activity Center, the harassment occurred on Friday. The people throwing the carrots have been described and when found could face a fine of $200 per carrot thrown:

 “This is a new level of stupid. We know some of Fripp’s wildlife is amazing, but this is not how appreciation, respect, or admiration work. By giving these awesome prehistoric predators space we can live along side them. This behavior will not be tolerated. Fripp Island Security has a description of the people responsible and is on the lookout. The fine for harassing an alligator is $200… That’s $200 per carrot in this case. Y’all, make good choices. Don’t be stupid. This is not how Fripp treats its wildlife.”

A violator could also face up to 30 days in jail for feeding the alligators according to law.

The Island Packet reports Fripp Island naturalist Jessica Miller stated the people were lucky because the alligator didn’t respond and just slowly walked back into the water.

(Photos of alligator stupid tourists harassed via Facebook)

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your having your favorites among those to “see first.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Animal lovers outraged over hunter’s photos of slaughtered wolves – read more here.

4 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    I truly wish the alligator had taken sweet revenge on these asshole tourists – they deserved a chunk of skin ripped off each and every one of them. I hope they are found, and fined for every carrot they harassed this animal with. None of them are worth the time it takes to spit on the sidewalk.


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *