Alligator Bites Down on Smoking Drone in Controversial Video Viewed Over 3 Million Times

Earlier this week, a TikTok user posted a video showing the moment a Florida alligator — referred to as “George” by the TikToker — caught and subsequently attempted to eat a drone.

The now-viral video has angered many viewers, and some claim they’ve reported the creator to local authorities. Though the TikToker says the incident took place in the Everglades, they claim it occurred in an area that is not controlled by the National Parks Service, where there is an anti-drone policy.

The video was posted by TikToker @devhlanger, and was initially broken into two parts. The first part, posted on August 22, shows George the alligator catch the drone mid-air and bring it down into the water. The video’s captions read: “Trying to get a close up of this alligator in the Everglades … wait till he chews through the drone’s battery.”

In the background, the creator can be heard screaming, “oh my god he’s eating it,” as the gator begins to gnaw on the drone. The video has amassed nearly…