A video showing a Florida alligator smoking from the mouth after it snatched a drone out of the air is getting attention online.
According to reports, tourists were filming in the Everglades when they flew the machine a little too close to the alligator. The alligator, thinking the drone was prey, quickly took one big bite and snatched the device out of the air.
The operators admit within the video it was only their second time using the drone. They thought the drone's obstacle avoidance would kick in and help keep it a safe distance from the gator.
“We were trying to get a close up of the gator with its mouth open and thought the obstacle avoidance would make the drone fly away, it was only our second time using the spark.”