Torii Hunter kisses alligator on the lips (Photo)

The MLB season is already far too long in the eyes of some people, so you have to wonder what the professional players do during spring training as they prepare for the long year ahead. For the Detroit Tigers and right fielder Torii Hunter, passing the time apparently involves risky maneuver.

Hunter posted a photo on his Instagram account that shows him kissing an alligator on the lips while teammate Justin Verlander looked on in enjoyment.

Sure, the alligator’s mouth was strapped shut, but we can appreciate safety.

I think it is only fair for Verlander to take a turn and see if he can pull off the gator selfie.

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