A little boy’s backyard fishing experience turned into a frightening experience when an alligator decided to snatch his catch.
A small alligator was seen picking up the fish and the fishing rod, prompting netizens to say, “It only happens in Florida.” Sean McMahon was filming his seven-year-old son Dawson, who was recently fishing behind their Palm Coast home. However, the father-son duo had no idea an alligator was present there.
The crazy scary dating video has gone viral. “You got it, mate,” McMahon was heard in the 50-second video shared on Facebook. “It’s all right, mate. Keep it up, ”the father kept cheering on his son as he continued to falter. However, as the boy was seen ecstatic after catching a bass tonight, his joy was ruined within seconds when an alligator arrived!
In the video, the alligator is seen charging out of the water to munch on the fish and rip the boy’s perch apart. Fortunately, the little boy was quick to let go and avoided being dragged along. “Oh… my… God,” we heard off camera, still trying to figure out the crazy turn of events.
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Fortunately, no one was injured and the alligator swam away.
People on social media were amazed to see the reptile come so close to the child. Saying the encounter could have ended differently as alligators are infamous for targeting pets and small children, people were happy the boy was safe.
Others have also advised keeping children away from bodies of water in Florida, especially near dusk, saying almost all bodies of water are infested with alligators.