An alligator hunting for a tasty treat found itself between a Croc and a hard place. A photographer in South Carolina snapped hilarious photos this week of a gator trying to chew a green Croc – the notoriously ugly rubber sandal.
Phil Lanoue often came face to face with hungry alligators on the hunt for food, but had never seen anything like this before. He said: “I was actually driving across the causeway when I spotted a small group of people all staring down toward the marsh.“I saw that there was a gator there close by and also saw that it was chomping on something.
“I stopped my car and asked a few people what the gator had. When they said it was a shoe I quickly grabbed my camera to get some shots. Phil Lanoue, was driving near the salt marshes in Huntington Beach State Park when he saw a crowd gathering and staring into the water, Metro reports.
“I stopped my car and asked a few people what the gator had. When they said it was a shoe I quickly grabbed my camera to get some shots. When we found out it was a Crocs shoe, everyone thought it was hilarious,” he said. “Naturally when we found out it was a Croc shoe, everyone thought it was hilarious.
“After a while the gator grew confused and frustrated by the resilient rubberand gave up. “It spit out the Croc and eventually left it alone.“I’ve seen alligators grab some interesting items before but certainly never anything like this.” The creature wrestled with the resilient Croc for about 30 minutes, Lanoue said, before getting frustrated and spitting out the shoe.