We assume that the video was originally taken near Venice, Florida, as that is where the Facebook user lists his hometown.

The alligator is a big' un: the man taking the video estimates the length of the gator at 10 feet (that would make LOTS of sauce piquant!).

Check out the beast of a gator crossing the street in the video below.

Now, did you notice the gator's left front foot or, more specifically, the lack thereof? What you are looking at is a 10-foot 3-footed gator!

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What could have happened to that foot? Could it have gotten caught in a trap? Bitten off by a shark? Bitten off by another alligator? Could the gator have been born that way?

I know that crazy stuff happens in nature, but I will now lose sleep until I am satisfied with a reasonable scenario as to how that alligator lost its foot!

We've got alligators that big in Louisiana and, coincidentally, I saw one that big this weekend.

Out at the game warden's camp at Marsh Island, I snapped a pic of this beast over the weekend:

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Of course, I didn't get close enough to see if this gator was fully footed, but I will just assume it was.  Why didn't I get close enough to check for feet? 2 reasons: 1) who could imagine that an alligator wouldn't have all its feet?, and 2) it's illegal to harass alligators in Louisiana.

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