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Albert to the rescue: Gators mascot protects young fan from foul ball

Albert Florida mascot
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Even when it’s not football season, it looks like the quest to right wrongs and do good deeds never stops for Florida Gators mascot Albert.

The giant alligator came to the rescue of a young fan, helping deflect a stray foul ball during Florida’s baseball game against North Florida.

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The ball was coming in hard toward a young boy before Albert sticks his giant snout into the line of fire.

Ouch.

But, not surprisingly, Albert saw the humor in the occasion.

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The mascot turned up Wednesday night at the Gators’ softball game against UCF with a bandage and a sign:

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