Man sees a dino in Florida? The internet has “Jurassic Park’ memes
As hurricane Eta made its way into Florida yesterday, one man caught footage of a monster-sized alligator (it’s probably an alligator, though from this footage it’s hard to tell – it could also be a croc) just moseying across a golf course.
The internet quickly caught wind of the massive gator & the Jurassic Park jokes started to flow in faster than Eta’s rain. It’s an understandable comparison, these creatures have been around since the dinosaurs & have a lot of visual similarities to what we think the dinos looked like. Seeing this enormous reptile clomping his way across the grass is incredibly intimidating even in video form.
It turns out the alligator isn’t unusually sized however, gators can grow to be 10 to 15 feet and weigh an average of 500 pounds. And if it is a croc, then it’s even less unusual, since they can be 14 to 17 feet and weigh as much as 2,200 pounds. Sorry, we had to drop some knowledge before we shared our favorite memes with you.
HOLY GATOR🐊: take a look at this massive gator walking through Valencia Golf Course in Naples. He looks like he belongs in Jurassic park!
📸: Tyler Stolting pic.twitter.com/skr3Du9EBQ
— Nicolette Perdomo (@NickiPerdomo) November 12, 2020
This tweet isn’t particularly funny, but we had to include a tweet with the full video so you could see the impressive size of this alligator. Only a Florida man would slam his foot on the gas when seeing an animal this size.
2020 said “this the last act: Jurassic park mfs” https://t.co/DgrZhhZ0M3
— Diogoal Jota (@OmeletKing_) November 12, 2020
2020 strikes again
The last thing we need right now is an actual Jurassic Park situation on our hands. However, if 2020 decides otherwise then we can’t stop this wild year. Let’s just hope the alligators stay in Florida.
Me seeing Jurassic Park trending in 2020: pic.twitter.com/IFgFPXG79y
— President Airbud (@Airbudburner) November 12, 2020
Nope, nope, nope
Some people saw Jurassic Park trending on Twitter & got excited – the excitement was very short-lived, however. Nobody actually wants real dinosaurs and honestly, 2020 seems capable of anything right now.
That’s not a gator, that’s a dinosaur. Trust me on this, I’ve watched every Jurassic Park movie multiple times. I’m pretty much a paleontologist. https://t.co/DriK3qiruE
— Rilee Harrison (@RilezTweetsEsq) November 12, 2020
Practically an expert
Okay, we know this Twitter user was joking, but hear us out – if gators have been around since approximately the Triassic period . . . aren’t they technically real dinosaurs?
Jurassic Park-sized gators in Florida?! pic.twitter.com/pt4HRJMGk2
— BRUCE (@bruce__kush) November 12, 2020
Cut them off!
If they have dino-sized reptiles in Florida, it’s probably better to just cast them out to sea and disown them. Once again, Bugs Bunny was right.
Florida is just Jurassic park on a diet 😭 pic.twitter.com/OpLaGe5IBJ
— Young Simba (@Mufaa6) November 12, 2020
Jurassic Park light
Diet Jurassic Park, dollar store Jurassic Park, you get the idea. Florida is a miniature dinosaur habitat & its existence should terrify us all.
All I wanna ask is ….. who’s playing Jumanji …? Had enough of 2020 😭
cause WHAT is this and WHERE did it come from ? #JurassicPark #Florida pic.twitter.com/3R94ClAMNP
— Tee (@DollfaceeT) November 12, 2020
We applaud this Twitter user because she was the only one to make a movie reference that wasn’t about dinos.
Also, she has a point, 2020 looks like one big messy game of Jumanji. Hopefully, when someone wins we start the year over & have normal lives just like the movie.
Look, it’s the Twentitwentisauraus from Jurassic Park.
— Akiva Elefant (@AkivaElefant) November 12, 2020
Some people are good at naming things, we think this man on Twitter might have that gift. Twentitwentisauraus may not roll off the tongue, but it does get straight to the point.
Who had Florida turning into a real life Jurassic Park on their 2020 Bingo Card? 😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/MsZnrmtM4X
— ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛᴀʀs ✨ (@___iSLAYED) November 12, 2020
Ah yes, apocalypse bingo
This joke comes up every time something strange happens in 2020, but it really hasn’t gotten old yet.
I know everyone's talking about how this gator is from Jurassic Park, but I'd just like to say there's a movie from 1980 specifically about this exact scenario. pic.twitter.com/79PYpGB00M
— algernon97 (@algernon972) November 12, 2020
Of course, there is
Not to make this worse or anything, but remember what we said at the start of the article? Crocodiles already naturally weigh more than 2,000 pounds.