Hungry Alligator Passes Up Fish, Chases After Fisherman Instead

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Yep, that’s a no for me.

I’ve made it an unwritten rule in my life to never step foot near any body of water in Florida, because I’ve seen way too many videos and heard way too many stories of people walking alongside these ponds and getting snatched up by an alligator.

I know, I know, these attacks are pretty rare, but I’ve seen it happen enough times to know that you have no clue what could be lurking just beneath the surface of these areas, waiting to attack.

With that being said, here’s yet another example that could’ve had a disastrous ending.

In this wild video footage, you can see a massive gator rise from the water and it seems like a guy who was fishing on the bank tries to feed the alligator a fish. Big mistake…

For a handful of different reasons, it’s not wise to try and feed a wild alligator, the last thing you want is this big boy thinking he’s gonna get fed on shore near people.

So, at first glance, you think the gator is getting ready to snatch up the fish that was on the grass. The gator gets down on its stomach and appears to be planning its attack…

However, it isn’t the fish that the gator was looking for: It was the guy fishing…

First off, what is my guy doing here? Even if the gator was going for the fish, the guy filming is standing directly behind the fish and in line of the attack.

Sure enough, the gator gets on all fours and begins to slowly walk towards the person filming.

When the guy then tries to change direction, the gator continues to follow closely behind.

Gators can run pretty fast in short, straight bursts… really hope this dude has so quickness.

Check it out:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock