One happy Louisiana couple found out this weekend they'll be the parents of a bouncing baby boy in the coming months. But just how they discovered that is something that would leave even the best party-planners on Pinterest scratching their heads.
In a video posted to Facebook on March 25, and which has now been seen more than 1.6 million times, the proud papa gently taps a big mama-jama of an alligator on the nose before popping a watermelon in his mouth. The gator immediately clamps down on the melon, which is filled with blue goo to indicate their new baby's gender.
Baby gender reveal parties are nothing new -- but they are typically accessorized with colored cupcakes or confetti, not prehistoric-looking monsters.
At one point in the video, the gator angles for the crowd of happy onlookers. When a boy, sitting on the ground with his back to the creature, seems to become the gator's target, someone bids him to "get up!" as the gator takes a few lumbering steps toward him.
Still, the unique gender reveal doesn't seem out of step with the parents-to-be: The dad is Mike "T-Mike" Kliebert, who runs a gator farm and tour company in Hammond and formerly appeared on the reality show "Swamp People."
In a comment under another video of the reveal on Facebook, Kliebert explains a little about the gator who crushed the melon. She's a 60-year-old alligator named Sally, he said, and is "part of our family."
Watch the full video below.