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Watch: Alligator Enjoys a Lazy River At Water Park

Photo: Scovill Zoo/Video Screengrab

Wait, this didn’t happen in Florida? We’re used to seeing gators in places they shouldn’t be, but typically it’s because they are uninvited (lol).  This alligator enjoyed a lazy river day at an Illinois water park, COMPLIMENTS of the staff!   The alligator, who goes by ‘G’, is a 39-year-old gator who lives at the Scovill Zoo in Decatur, Illinois. Splash Cove water park is closed for the season, and the zookeepers wanted to find a fun way to enrich G’s life, so they called their friends at the water park!   According to the zoo, “he loved freshening up on his swimming skills, floating in the river current, and let us know that he enjoyed his trip to the lazy river by refusing to leave,” Scovill Zoo said. “G finally decided to come out and then basked in the sun on the concrete deck for a few minutes before safely venturing back to his home at Scovill Zoo. We are pretty sure he had a big alligator smile and was loving life on his vacation day.”