Gator gets a back scratch with a push broom

Caretakers at a Florida park treat their alligators as though they are their own pets. 

The Everglades Holiday Park shared a Facebook video showing one of their caretakers, Gabby, using a push broom to scrub a large alligator’s back. In the Facebook post, they wrote, “Getting those hard to reach places for ‘Seven’ today.”

Park officials tell FOX 13 the alligators have been rescued from the wild. If they haven’t, they may have been euthanized.

“We love and take care of these animals as if they were our own pets,” they said, “and Gabby is simply performing her routine of cleaning the gator pit, and that includes scrubbed the backs of the alligators which keeps them happy and healthy.”