A 22-year-old man had probably the most terrifying second of his life when he was tarpon fishing at dawn in a tropical wetland in Florida within the United States. Everything was going properly and he even managed to catch a fish. As he began wounding the spool reel, he seen a huge alligator elevating its head out of the water and about to method him. Stunned, he stepped again however the reptile chased him, a video of the incident confirmed. “Jesus Christ, I got to be careful here,” stated Tommy Lee as he first noticed the alligator.
Then he retreated a few steps however the indignant alligator approached him shortly, forcing him to run backward throughout which Mr Lee fell down. He collected himself instantly and once more ran to flee the predator.
The incident occurred on May eight in Everglades, a pure area of tropical wetlands in southern Florida, and the video was shot with a GoPro digital camera hooked up to Mr Lee. At one level, the video confirmed, the alligator had come frighteningly near Mr Lee and diminished the hole between them to lower than 10 ft.
After a number of rounds of forwards and backwards, the alligator lastly retreated into the water, with Mr Lee once more going to the lake to confirm its presence.
“I got spooked by him being surrounded by bushes. Alligator could’ve been anywhere, or there could have been more than one gator. And then he fell. Glad it wasn’t a tragedy,” commented Michel Staples-Stumvoll on the video.
“I hereby nominate him for a coveted ‘Darwin Award Winner Runner-up’ trophy,” stated Jay Bee.
A 3rd consumer, Alex Figueroa, who has a YouTube channel devoted to Florida’s wildlife, stated, “This was most likely a female alligator with a nest of eggs nearby and felt threatened by your presence. It was a good thing that you saw it when you did because she could have surfaced at the edge and it perhaps would have been too late for you to escape at that point. She was nice and gave you a warning.”
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