Hyderabad: The CEO of Google and Alphabet, Sundar Pichai keeps his social media handles pretty simple and straightforward, often sharing only blog posts by Google and updates about the company’s latest products.
No wonder, then, that his latest post has left many surprised. Pichai retweeted a video of an alligator smoking from the mouth after snapping a drone out of the air.
Alligator snatches drone out of the air and it promptly catches fire in its mouth https://t.co/vDfidrrhsz
— Chris Anderson (@chr1sa) September 1, 2021
Reportedly filmed in Florida, the footage shows the alligator snapping at a small drone, probably thinking it’s a delectable snack. However, the alligator must have regretted doing that as the animal was seen baffled when smoke began billowing out of its mouth.
It’s likely that the device must have combusted moments after the alligator shut its mouth, which could have caused the thick smoke.
In a caption accompanying the video, the drone operator confessed they were trying to get a close-up shot of the animal and thought that drone sensors would help keep it a safe distance from the alligator.
“We were trying to get a close up of the gator with its mouth open and thought the obstacle avoidance would make the drone fly away. [It] was only our second time using the spark,” wrote the drone operator.
The footage was shared on Twitter this morning by Chris Anderson, the founder and former CEO of 3DR, a California-based drone company.
“Alligator snatches drone out of the air and it promptly catches fire in its mouth,” he wrote while sharing the clip. Sundar Pichai soon retweeted his post without any additional comments.