You've heard about people "speaking" to horses and even cats, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone with a talent akin to that of Falcons placekicker Matt Bryant.
In a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bryant discussed his unique and extremely impressive talent: He can communicate with alligators.
Bryant taught himself to mimic an alligator's distress call, and he has learned how to draw the animal out of the water and lead it around. He honed his skill at a retention pond behind his home in Tampa, and it comes in handy to trick friends on the golf course.
"I've had fun with it," Bryant told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bryant, who is in his fourth year with the Falcons and is 4-for-4 on field goal attempts this year, showed off the skill to some teammates during a golf outing earlier this year in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Someone noticed an alligator in the water and encouraged Bryant to communicate with it. Sure enough, Bryant made the call and the animal came flying out of the water.
"I’ve never seen anything like that," said Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. "… I didn’t wait to see how close it was going to get. There were some bushes there about 25 yards away, and I didn’t wait for it to get any closer. I got behind someone else so it would eat them before me."
A warning to Bryant's future golf partners: Remember to never shave strokes or move the ball, there could be dire consequences.
(H/T to Deadspin)