How not to make friends with an Alligator

A rogue alligator found it's way into a culvert along a North Carolina highway and caused quite a stir. People stopped to see the eight foot long beast because they're a rare sight in those parts. A local scientist from a nearby aquarium rushed to the scene after he heard reports the alligator had been injured. As you can see in this video, the professor either hadn't worked with alligators before or he seriously overestimated the extent of the reptiles injuries...

I'm not sure if the scientist is saying "Nice alligator, nice alligator" as he seemingly prepares to gently pick up the 250-lbs beast - but as you can see his friends high-tail it out of there as the situation goes wrong in a hurry. You've got to see the Youtube video shot on the scene to believe this.