It is not uncommon to find travellers having a thrilling experience with wild animals by swimming with them or taking a dip in the ocean with wild pigs as is common in the Bahamas. Even in Malaysia, you can go swimming with sea turtles.
But swimming with alligators might not be a good idea as was discovered by a man who thought it was fun to do so…turned out he was very wrong.
Perhaps this man was feeling especially adventurous when he ventured into the water with alligators. Unsurprisingly, it did not end well for him.
A video that has gone viral on social media shows a man floating in water with two alligators, hanging onto a fishing dock with one arm. The video was reportedly filmed in Florida.
The man initially appears to be having a good time, even smiling as one of the reptiles approaches him. However, his smile quickly turns into an exclamation of shock as the gator bites down on his arm. He screams and scrambles out of water quickly, apparently unhurt but certainly shaken up.
The video was shared on Instagram by music artist Tunde Ednut who captioned it, “Are you mad?” It was also posted on Twitter, where it has garnered a whopping one million views.
Watch it below:
Just a taste… pic.twitter.com/iUVoLBZjXl
— Theo Shantonas (@TheoShantonas) October 13, 2020
Along with a million views on the microblogging platform, the clip has garnered several comments criticising the man.
“Why would you be in the water with them?” asked one Twitter user.
“What did he expect? He is lucky it was just a taste and not a full blown BITE,” said another.