Turtle Gives Alligator an Underwater High Five As They Pass Each Other in a Florida Lake


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Florida resident Crafty captured amusing footage of a turtle she named Sophia giving an alligator named Tabitha an underwater “high-five” as they passed each other in the lake outside of Crafty’s house.

Tabitha the gator and Sophia the turtle live in the canal behind our house. We moved to Florida in May to open our non-profit organization geared towards helping disabled Veterans, and my wife who struggles with depression/anxiety goes out to the dock daily to talk to the animals and silently record them. This has helped her deal with isolation during the pandemic. On July 27, 2020 we captured this amazing hi-five. The neighbors got permits in August to have Tabitha and her brother removed from the canal. Tabitha dodged the traps and continues to thrive with her friend Sophia the turtle.

Lori Dorn
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