For the past few years, late April has been a busy time for Miami Heat players.

In the "Big Three Era," during which the Heat played in the Finals for four consecutive years, the team found itself in the midst of a playoff run during these days.

But after the departure of LeBron James last summer and the injury to Chris Bosh this season, the Heat players are in an unusual position: Watching the playoffs from afar.

Big men Chris "Birdman" Andersen and Udonis Haslem have found an interesting and (some might say) productive way to spend their offseason. Andersen and Haslem spent some time hunting alligators in Haslem's backyard.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, both Haslem and Andersen have valid alligator trapping licenses that allow them to assist a licensed trapper in removing a nuisance alligator from a property.

Andersen is 6-foot-10, so it looks like one of the alligators he killed was at least seven feet long:

Got a south Florida Dinosaur out of UD's back yard. Gator shoes with the belt to match!!

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@ud40 showing about those Florida Gators. Know'em talkin bout

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It's been an eventful offseason for Andersen, who also got some new head ink:

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