I’ll be the first to admit – I was skeptical about the giant alligator spotting at a Florida Nature Reserve… but it turns out those gathered, capturing pictures and video, weren’t all in on some big hoax… even the National Geographic weighed in on the sighting:

“Like crocodiles, alligators can continue growing throughout their whole life, which can last 70 or 80 years. That’s not to say that the biggest are necessarily the oldest—just like humans, there is individual variation among alligators…” [ Read more here ]