Alligator crashes Florida picnic

(NBC/WUFT) — Some students at the University of Florida got a surprise visit from an alligator as they were enjoying a lakeside picnic last Wednesday.

While they were taking pictures an alligator strolled up to the picnic blanket, made itself right at home on their picnic blanket and grabbed a sandwich. A bystander managed to get video and gave it to television station WUFT.

After the gator finished eating everyone managed to shoo the reptile back into the lake.

Experts say everyone at the scene did the right thing for the most part, by not trying to rescue their lunch, and let the gator have what it wanted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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