Facebook is a great place to share the important things with your friends and family. A new job opportunitiny, an incendiary opinion or even critical biographical information that can help political operatives, all there for the taking thanks to Mark Zuckerberg’s social media network.
But the true duty of Facebook is by now well established: assigning a gender to an unborn child. These babies are either pink or blue, definitely no exceptions, and we need some kind of Rube Goldberg contraption to help drag this whole thing out.
Or, if you live in Louisiana, you fill a hollowed-out watermelon with some colored goo and toss it into an alligator’s mouth. That’s what one couple did in this spectacular video that should absolutely be replicated by anyone who lives in the same ecosystem as these majestic reptiles and has the training to do so without letting the alligator eat them.
You may be wondering what makes this sports, and I would point you in the direction of the use of a ball here, which very obviously makes this a sport. Also, there’s absolutely athleticism and skill involved in working with alligators without getting eaten.
WGNO reports that Mike Kliebert, is the man very close to the gator, and that the ball is a watermelon. And as harrowing as it might look, Mike does have the right idea in how to handle the gator: their bite force is tremendous but the animal is just junk at opening its mouth. They’re also much faster in water than on land, where those beefy lugs would love to give you a big hug and roll you until you drown.
Anyway, none of that happens. The gator eventually bites the melon and, my stars, it’s a boy. But the best part of the video happens after the reveal, where a child of already-assigned gender plops down to roll around on the ground next to the alligator, who absolutely notices said child and starts to make its move.
Kliebert, the man who will have a boy, then has to basically smush the alligator into the ground so it does not eat that child, which would have made for a much less Facebook-worthy video. But as the grandmother of the forthcoming baby boy said, you have to love what’s happening here no matter what color goo was in the watermelon.
“Just found out my grand baby is a ,,,,,,gotta love it!! And I do !! No matter the results !!” she wrote.