Report: Man jumps in alligator habitat at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Guests say man jumped in enclosure to record video

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TAMPA, Fla. – A man jumped into Busch Garden’s alligator habitat to record a video, according to WFLA.

One person told WFLA the man was within 5 feet of an alligator.

The man was uninjured and jumped back over two fences that block visitors from the gators. There were also no animals injured in the incident.

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Busch Gardens told WFLA the man violated park policy and there were signs indicating it is a restricted area.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.