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Have You Seen This? Bird stops alligator from hurting baby birds
This scene played out on a golf course in Florida where a crane blocked an alligator to protect its family. - photo by John Clyde
FLORIDA, OF COURSE As a parent, you have something inside of you that forces you to protect your family no matter what.

Never mind the danger or the high probability of dismemberment, you're always going to put yourself between your family and the danger. And that's just what this father crane in Florida did for his kids and their mother.

Eric Drexler caught the scene while on a golf course and posted the following description with the video, "I saw something really cool the other day while golfing. A Sandhill Crane with 6-foot wingspan was escorting an alligator from one body of water to another. He was actually protecting his wife and baby. That is one devoted dad."

If an alligator was threatening my family I'm not sure I'd stay as calm as this crane. I'd likely be grabbing kids by limbs and dragging them across the grass as I frantically ran them to safety. Well, moderate safety considering I'd probably inadvertently dislocate a shoulder or cause a bloody nose in the mayhem. So I'm going to try and take a lesson from this awesome father and just stay cool, calm and protective.

This video also reminds me that Florida is the second scariest place on earth next to Australia. The crane probably guarded his family against this alligator just to turn around and have to protect them from a crocodile and then from a python all before dinner.

So we've learned from this video that dads can be awesome and Florida is scary. Enjoy.