Although "meth-gators" is somewhat extreme, scientists do believe some drugs in the sewer system are affecting wildlife populations.
A man from Daytona Beach, Florida, caught illegally feeding an alligator in his neighborhood pond said the reptile let him pet it and described the wild animal as a "good friend."
After her encounter with the 11-foot-long reptile, Mary Wischhusen, a.k.a. the "gator lady," started receiving presents from strangers.
The convicted murderer was sentenced to an additional 20 years in prison for evidence tampering.
"If I fail this escape, I cannot think of the consequences."
The operation seized thousands of animals and identified around 1,400 people suspected of related criminal activity.
Shizuka Matsuki was out walking her two dogs when a 12-foot, 6-inch alligator attacked and killed her.
Large predators hunting in habitats where humans pushed them out are no longer anomalous, according to scientists.
The tourists could face fines of $200 per carrot thrown.
In one photo, the alligator "seems to have the upper hand."
An estimated 1.3 million gators live in the Sunshine State.
Alligators are safe and sound during Irma, at least at one Florida wildlife reserve that thousands of reptiles call home.
At least one expert has cast doubt on the "miracle" story of a girl who freed herself from an attacking alligator this weekend by poking its nose and pushing apart its jaws.
The Orange County sheriff said law enforcement had recovered the body Wednesday afternoon.
The alligator didn't have time to realize that it had a meal perched on its head.