Retired fire fighter David Van Buren has cared for his 13ft male alligator, named Gwendolyn, for 47 years, but the gruesome-twosome now face separation.
The reptile, whose favourite snacks are pizza and cookies, has been with David since he was just nine-years-old.
And ladies, he even took this lad to college.
Back in 1994, Gwendolyn and David were separated for a time by government officials, but a judge overturned the decision and reunited the duo.
Now, David and his pal-igator are in trouble with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, who want David to make changes to his property to accommodate Gwendolyn.
David insists that Gwendolyn is healthy and is not a danger to anyone, and he will do whatever it takes to keep him.
Lorenzo Veloz, an investiGATOR (it's too easy) for the commission, said that "Unfortunately, Gwendolyn the alligator is not in the proper caging it is supposed to be,”
According to David, all parties involved in this dispute agree that it is in Gwendolyn's best interest to stay where he is, once all of the changes are implemented.
Who said dogs are a man's best friend?