A massive 13-foot alligator in Florida is going viral after being photographed sleeping on the shore with a large fish in its mouth.
According to reports, the rare encounter happened at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. Robin Austin was visiting the park over the weekend when she and her husband came across the gator with a large snook in its mouth.
"The gator just laid there. He didn’t move the whole time I watched him and taking pictures. He never moved," she said. "I guess gator was cold. Caught this fish and kind of didn’t know what to do with him at the time."
Alligators eat fish all the time but rarely fall asleep in the middle of their feast.
Many believe the reptile paused from eating because of the recent cold front that came through the area.