Gators don’t only bite in 2017. They also save.

The Florida Gators mascot, Albert, saved a young baseball fan from a foul ball Wednesday during their game against North Florida. The ball might have hit the unsuspecting kid in the head or shoulder had Albert not intervened. As if that wasn’t great enough, the young fan then returned the favor to Albert.

Albert Saves Fan From Foul Ball

SAVE OF THE YEAR!!Albert comes up HUGE, protecting a young fan from a foul ball! 🐊

Posted by NCAA Baseball on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Who knew gators were so protective?

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