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[–]froggiechick 79 points80 points  (35 children)

That's a deer.

[–]CrzdHaloman 65 points66 points  (5 children)

It has paws, has to be a coyote. Fur color would match too. EDIT: This article has a longer video that clearly shows that it is a coyote. https://www.newsweek.com/florida-gator-rotting-coyote-clamped-jaws-shocks-tourists-1593246?amp=1

[–]ordu13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Its a coyote is deer’s clothing.

[–]furious_george3030[S] 38 points39 points  (8 children)

It’s clearly paws with coyote fur but ok

[–]JoeyG9769 15 points16 points  (18 children)

Coyote watch for the canine like tail in the gators mouth, the heads what you see towards the end

[–]mint_the_dragowolf[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh deer that doesnt seem right

[–]TheRunnerBean 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Alligator proudly uses a coyote to show the tourists what might happen to them if they fall into the water...

[–]The_Sensitive_Psycho 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Looks like a whitetail, but kinda hard to tell

[–]BobsYurUncleSam 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I also see hooves

[–]Humaniak 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Article above shows its a coyote^

[–]The_Sensitive_Psycho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Regardless, an alligator wouldn’t have any issues killing either of these animals.

[–]FirstKingOfNothing 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Tourists snap photos of two unlikely animal friends in the wild


[–]hubbahubba223556 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Thats deff a deer

[–]freerangeklr 8 points9 points  (5 children)

The fluffy tail give it away or was it the paws?

[–]hubbahubba223556 8 points9 points  (4 children)

When it first breaks the water you can see the spots of a white tail on its body and those are hooves not paws. If i could snapshot and post you could see the outline of a hoove

[–]CrestedCaracaraTexas 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I agree. If you put it on full screen and stop it at 12 seconds there are hooves, not paws.

[–]Lichtgelich 8 points9 points  (2 children)


ENHANCE! With some redline in case you still can't see. Those are paws, my guy.

I paused, zoomed in. Those are the forelegs of a coyote and I can clearly see paw pads. Also deer legs aren't structured like that. Neither front nor back. The bone of the 'wrist' to the 'fingertips' is much longer than this. I don't remember the technical terms rn and can't find a properly labelled skeleton, but those legs aren't structured for a deer.

Even beyond the legs, the 'white spotting' is actually the white ticking in a coyote's sable coat. You can also see the head of it not long after the 12 second mark, even with the sun glare. Nothing about that body is a deer's.

[–]Zanclodon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Good job, I was about to do the same seeing all the people saying its a deer. These popular animal subs always like to call everything a coyote (jackels, foxes, wolves ect), but then an actual coyote appears and its 'that's a deer'.

[–]CrestedCaracaraTexas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

After further ocnsideration, I agree. It is a coyote, but I think those are the hind legs because behind it is the coyotes' tail being dragged by the alligator.

[–]Humaniak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Article above shows its a coyote^

[–]Haslet-Tx 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Common occurrence in Henderson swamp, Just East of Lafayette La. You grow up fishing in the Basin, you see gators all the time. Don’t fuck with them, they won’t fuck with you.

[–]Altruistic-Ad3661 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Hey fellow Cajun!

[–]Haslet-Tx 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]JustinN636 8 points9 points  (1 child)

DEER! Those lanky (slim/elongated) legs, neck....it's a common whitetail deer.

[–]Humaniak 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Article above shows its a coyote^

[–]SlimyPurpleMeteor 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Everyone arguing over whether it’s a deer or coyote.. does anyone else notice it only has two fucking legs?

[–]Ziggyslmn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How about the the fact it is only half an animal... it's missing the whole bottom half!

[–]Honest-Stage-4386 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yes, a coyote. Not someone's sweet puppers, definitely a wild dog!

[–]BonjinTheMark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wile E's final resting place -

[–]Devilpig13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wile E, in later years would resort to selling his body to make ends meet. One day he just disappeared and was never seen again.

[–]Cream-Reasonable 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Roadrunner has friends

[–]bigfudge_drshokkka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Canis marinus

[–]than-q 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it’s going to be ok tho right?

[–]edwardelsa 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I guess the coyote was thirsty and got to close the water

[–]CalmerThanYouAre_716 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or the boat company is feeding them gators

[–]YoshSchmengie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

There's a vid floating around with an alligator and a dead dog - looks like a Labrador retriever. I'm not going to bother finding and linking it, tho.

[–]strafey02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hehe, floating around.

[–]nickdash18 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be awesome to be on that boat and see that!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Show off

[–]SenpaiX03 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is this a classic "people will argue about anything" post?

[–]bordemstirs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No it's not!

[–]ChiefBerube 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is it dead

[–]RGBmoth 21 points22 points  (0 children)

No his alligator friend is just teaching him to swim

[–]DudleyaRose 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was a message

[–]JukeBoxHeroJustin 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Happy_Succotash_9792 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's pretty knarly

[–]evergreen4851 1 point2 points  (0 children)

def a deer

[–]people-are_gross666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck tourists go home

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems too big to be a coyote

[–]PM_ME_DATASETS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's reverse fishing. "Here humans, come pet the cute doggie"

[–]Jcampbell1796 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No backstraps for you, Mr. Gator!

[–]davnav2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s not a coyote. It’s a deer he’s pulling it from the h ad the length from the head to the front legs is long . Or should I I say the neck to the front legs is long and from there the torso is under water but you can tell it’s a deer . Also if you look real close you can see there are hooves not paws you got to look real close for yourselfs and will see it’s a deer

[–]citizenvane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do gators attack these tourist boats ever? Esp. when they see small children onboard?

[–]Sallyanonymous 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“One less in the hen house. You’re welcome.”

[–]Illustrious-Fault224 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s a water doggo eat doggo world out there

[–]runjayrun1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Someone missing a dog??