WATCH: Great blue heron named 'Hamburger' frequents shop

- He's a regular visitor to River Safaris and Gulf Charters in Homosassa, but he's not your average customer.

"Hamburger," the great blue heron, is one of the gang there, making daily visits. "He just kind of hangs out," said Heather Gustincic, the manager of River Safaris. "I can call him from the back canal and he flies up to see me," she said. "He follows me around like a puppy."

Gustincic posted video of Hamburger's recent visit to the company's Facebook page. The bird is seen wandering into the shop, taking a look around, and wandering out. "Hey pretty baby!" Gustincic is heard saying to the bird. And as he leaves she says, "Bye, sweetie!"

Gustincic says the dock hands are the ones who named him "Hamburger." "He started hanging out when he discovered that they feed our rescued alligators chicken," she said. The company, which offers airboat tours, manatee tours, along with scalloping and fishing, and even lodging, also plays home to "Sal," "Mo," and "Nella," alligators that were rescued when they were just three feet long. Hamburger "is always here to get his drumstick on Saturdays," Gustincic said. 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • WATCH: Great blue heron named 'Hamburger' frequents shop
  • Fiona the hippo takes center stage during engagement
  • Taco Bell's latest crossover: The Kit Kat Chocodilla
  • Lulu the dog flunks out of CIA after refusing to sniff bombs
  • Ohio family builds massive Star Wars Halloween decoration
  • KFC follows 11 people on Twitter and the reason is mind blowing
  • Hallmark releases Christmas movie lineup for 2017
  • Video: Only 12% of people stand up for bullied kid
  • WATCH: Young pianist plays during recess to first graders
  • Social media warnings of '48-hour challenge' go viral