Egret hitches a ride on swimming alligator's back at Florida park

Why fly when you can just hitch a ride? That's exactly what one fearless great egret did at Gatorland in Orlando last month. Video recorded by Tiffanie Eden shows the intrepid bird perched on an alligator's back as it swam along in an exhibit at the central Florida attraction.

Gators contaminated by massive diesel spill get scrubbing, teeth cleaned

Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, scrubbing their hides and brushing their teeth with Dawn dish soap after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a Louisiana wetland. 78 gators have been rescued so far, but more than 100 animals have been found dead in the area.