ideo has hit the Chinese internet showing a visitor to an alligator reserve in Anhui province trying to get a rise out of one gator, poking and kicking the animal which is just trying to lazily soak up some sun.
In the video, the man pokes the alligator and kicks it several times apparently attempting to get it to turn around for a better photo. Instead, the animal doesn’t give him the satisfaction, slinking off into the water.
Reportedly, the individual who filmed this encounter reported the matter to the park’s security. Officers then stopped the man as he was harassing yet another alligator and gave him a good scolding.
The incident occurred at the Anhui Yangtze Alligator Reserve in Xuancheng city. It is the world’s biggest artificial breeding base for Chinese alligators. There are around 13,000 alligators at the reserve, in the wild, there are only perhaps 200.