A Florida fisherman’s efforts got here to an abrupt finish when he virtually turned the catch of the day.
“Oh, Jesus Christ,” he says because the gator approaches.
Then, to make issues worse, Lee fell whereas fleeing.
Happily, the gator held again and, after a tense standoff, returned to the water.
However the fisherman known as it day.
“And I’m out of right here,” he mentioned. “Screw that.”
Lee estimated the gator at 11 toes lengthy.
It’s mating season in Florida, which implies the gators are extra energetic and encounters can turn into extra frequent.
Florida Fish and Wildlife urges residents to be vigilant ― for themselves and their pets ― provided that alligators stay in all 67 counties within the state.
Consultants say they could possibly be current anyplace there’s water.
“To start with, you have to watch each physique of water, your bathtub, your swimming pool, your yard pond, your mud puddles that your children play in ― anyplace an alligator could be discovered proper now, as a result of alligators are on the run, particularly the smaller ones which might be simpler to cover,” Gatorland’s Savannah Boan instructed Click on Orlando. “The massive bull alligators are pushing all of the little ones out as a result of they need all the women to themselves.”
Generally meaning a fast finish to a fishing journey.
Different occasions it results in shows corresponding to this one, captured from a Florida yard final month:
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