In the 1970’s, the state started a new program - it got people to go out into the swamps and look for alligator nests in the spring, take the eggs, and bring them to farms. The farms raise the baby. They are not looking for a fight; they are looking for an easy meal," said Todd Hardwick, a longtime South Florida alligator trapper. "If you see one nearby, step away. If it's coming at you, run. In a split second, the alligator lunges on the cottonmouth, shaking it eagerly while bringing it back to the water. The water moccasin is seen struggling to fight, but battling with an apex predator with all the odds in its favor, it was soon defeated and devoured. Upon watching the video, one word that may come up is “cool!”. When it gets too cold, American alligators have also been known to spend more time in the water, which holds some warmth longer than the outside air. In some cases, if the water freezes over,. If an alligator is in a place where it cannot reasonably be expected to get back to the water without posing a risk to itself or to others, or is in a location that presents an immediate hazard. Published May 10, 2022 • Updated on May 10, 2022 at 2:54 pm. NBCUniversal, Inc. Karen King emailed [email protected]NBCDFW.com videos of an alligator swimming along Lake Worth Sunday near Love Circle. In another video posted to Twitter by an NBC affiliate in Florida, we can clearly see a very large alligator swimming through Lake County. Holy gator! This guy looks about 9, 10 feet..