Alligators are large, wild animals with very basic instincts, the most basic of which is to eat. But for your safety and that of the animal, NEVER FEED ALLIGATORS.
According to USDA Wildlife Biologist Jonathan Smith, alligators who have been fed lose their fear of people. These alligators eventually will need to be destroyed because of their lack of fear. In fact, in some states, including Georgia, it is illegal to feed alligators. This crime is punishable by a fine and or imprisonment.