A Texas A&M student went really wild for her graduation photos.
"Not your typical graduation picture", the caption of the photo reads, showing Makenzie Noland in a cap and sash, giving a thumbs up while standing next to the almost 14-foot long alligator.
Makenzie Noland developed a one-of-a-kind bond with a almost 14-foot long and 1,000-pound alligator during her summer internship at Gator Country Rescue in Beaumont, Texas.
"It took him a few weeks for him to like me", she said.
"I am not scared for my life out here, I know I am in very good hands", Noland said.
Tex even let Noland balance her university ring on his snout as part of the unusual photoshoot.
'It's just like how your dog would treat you if you treat him well'.
Makenzie Noland posted the fearless and daring pictures online, which quickly went viral.
Gator Country Rescue is a 15-acre preserve that is well-known for being a safe haven for alligators and several other reptiles.
Why did she, um, want to snap photos with a gator?
Makenzie Noland has been an intern at Gator County, a sanctuary for reptiles. In March, Melody Kliebert posted a gender-reveal video, which showed an alligator biting into a watermelon to show a blue colour and, with that, the news that she was expecting a boy.
Noland says her father is "iffy" on her chosen career field, but her mother encouraged her to apply for the internship. I'm doing things supervised. "Animals can react differently to different situations".