Fisherman Reaches Down To Pick Up Fish, Barely Escapes An Alligator

One moment you’re a predator, and the next moment, you’re nearly prey.

 

 

A Florida man nearly got his arm bit by an alligator while fishing in the Everglades National Park, according to a video posted on Instagram.

The Instagram user, known as BBQBassBros, posted the video of the close-call experience in May.

 

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The angler reeled in a fish and was momentarily distracted as he reached down to pick up his catch, according to the video.

It was in that moment a hidden alligator revealed himself and attacked the fisherman.

The fisherman was able to jump away with his catch and all of his limbs intact before the gator could make contact.

 

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Gator incidents aren’t uncommon in Florida and according to the Florida Wildlife Commission, nine alligator bites were reported in the state during 2018.

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