This is straight up nightmareish. You never know what can happen with these beasts.
Alligators are massive creatures: They’re actually the largest reptiles in North America. Adult males can grow up to 14 feet in length and weigh over 1,000 pounds.
Alligators are carnivores, which means they feed almost exclusively on other animals. Their diet consists of fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and mammals like deer and wild pigs. Really, they will eat anything they can get into their mouth and have been found with garbage in their stomachs.
Alligators are ambush predators, using their powerful tails to propel themselves quickly through the water to catch prey. Their incredibly strong jaws and teeth are designed to grip and tear flesh, making them highly efficient hunters.
It’s estimated that a large alligator’s bite force can exceed 2,000 pounds per square inch. (To put that in perspective, a human’s bite force is around 160 pounds per square inch).
As cool as it is to see these prehistoric looking beasts, most people are just fine with them staying well clear of their boat while they are out fishing.
Fishing always leads to potential interactions with gators when they’re around, but this is an intense one.
The gator is seen following a man’s topwater lure as he reels it in. The alligator follows the bait right into the boat and watches it get pulled up over the side.
The gator turns his head in a snap looking up at the man and seemingly jumps out of the water straight at him.
I would have probably jumped right out of the other side of the boat there.
These gators can be sneaky.