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)
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