Mother unaware she's filming an alligator almost right next to her boy
A woman shared her experience of having a close encounter with an alligator in her own backyard.
When Nicole Mojica recorded a video of her 6-year-old son, Timmy, playing with an inflatable toy alligator, she never imagined that a real one might be lurking somewhere close.
According to WFTV, the video does not reveal the presence of the alligator clearly, and viewers may require up to second or even third viewing to spot the animal.
The video uploaded on Facebook ends before Mojica, or her 6-year-old son, realize that the alligator was near them. The source confirmed that no one was hurt in the incident.
The chilling video clip has been viewed over 209,000 times as of yet and had been shared over 128 times.
Mojica told WFTV that she does not allow her children to play in the backyard before she had done her regular "gator checks."
However, on that day, the alligator had managed to sneak into the playground without her noticing anything suspicious.
"Then I saw the brown chair move. Oh my God," she told WFTV. "Never would I expect one so close to us. They say they are afraid. Well, he wasn't. And he went down the slip n' slide and into the pond."
The source also reported that May and June are the typical mating season for alligators and they might be out more frequently during this time, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
It was further reported that sighting of an alligator in a neighborhood might suggest that the animal has lost its natural fear of humans.