Natalie Joy took some video of the encounter and said neither Snickers nor the gator suffered any injuries in the incident. However, it was touch-and-go for a few moments, as the gator hissed and flipped its tail at Snickers as he circled the reptile.
The drama went down in a wooded area within the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, where Natalie and Kevin Goff distill spirits using, among other things, a 1905 sugarcane mill.
Joy, who was in her vehicle on the drive up to the distillery, really began to worry after the gator snapped its open mouth toward Snickers. That’s when she called out “Snickers, don’t!” before getting out to coax Snickers away.