This Bird Is In Perfect Harmony With The Alligator It’s Surfing On

Visitors of Florida’s Gatorland captured an unusual of unity between a local gator and a heron while exploring the park.

The spectacle may appear to be the fowl getting the best of the gator, but according to a study published by ecology blog PLOS, the relationship and the respect is more like a “mafia protection racket” that only comes after the bird has offered up a few unhatched offspring as sacrifice.