a Florida Man Fights to Keep “Gwendolyn,” Cookie Eating Pet Gator


this video brings a whole new meaning to “cookie monster.” Not fluffy or blue … but maybe friendly, this gator is considered a pet by a South Florida man.

This video opens with an unfamiliar sight. A gator’s head is peeking out just above brown water while a Florida man is crouched down to his right, with his hand extended holding a cookie out for the gator.

In his other hand, he holds a bag of Chips Ahoy cookies. Now, this proximity to a gator would render anyone immobile with fear but this man seems all too comfortable.

He taps the gator on the nose, the gator opens his mouth, and the man tosses a single cookie in his mouth. Then, he proceeds to share with the cameraman that Chips Ahoy are his gator’s favorite type of cookies.

The Florida man proceeds to take another cookie out of the Chips Ahoy container and presses it against the gator’s mouth.

The video abruptly cuts to a similar scene, except this time, the Florida man is not feeding the gator cookies. He’s feeding him an entire slice of pizza.

Now, this South Florida man has had Gwendolyn for 47 years. This isn’t a chance encounter. This is a lifetime companion animal for this man.

Who knew you could bond for 47 years with a gator? Well, maybe not you. But David—he knew early on and made this cookie monster his best friend.