On Facebook Friday, South Carolina's Fripp Island Resort posted a photo of an alligator with a carrot on his face, along with the caption, "Today some visitors threw carrots onto a big alligator.
This is a new level of stupid. We know some of Fripp's wildlife is amazing, but this is not how appreciation, respect, or admiration work."
The Hilton Head Island Packet reports that the folks who threw carrots at the gator could be fined $200 for each carrot thrown. Moreover, while this particular gator showed no interest in pursuing the carrot-tossers, gators often have to be put down when they begin to perceive humans as a source of food.