OCALA (CBSMiami) – A Florida girl, paddleboarding in a lagoon at Silver Springs State Park, had a scary and doubtlessly harmful shut encounter with a really massive alligator and it was all caught on digital camera.
In a number of movies and pictures posted to her Facebook web page, Vicky Reamy Baker, of Ocala, will be seen sitting on her paddleboard because the gator slowly glides by means of the water proper as much as her paddleboard.
In the movies, Baker will be heard saying, “What are you doing? Get away from me, get away from me,” as the big gator approaches.
Eventually, she says, “Oh sh-t, no, go away,” earlier than pushing it away together with her paddle.
But that didn’t work. It made it mad and hissed at Baker.
In the gap, a person will be heard saying “Ma’am, I would suggest backing up, considering you just made him pretty mad.”
WATCH Gator Hiss As She Pushes It Away With Paddle
In one other video clip, she talks to the gator, “Why are you messing with me? Why are you trying to bite me?” she mentioned. “What the heck man.”
She then tells the digital camera, “I’ve never had a gator come after me like that before. Look how close he is to me. He came after me and tried to bite my paddleboard.”
Finally, the gator slowly swims away, and Baker mentioned, “Someone has been feeding him and made him very dangerous. He was a big boy.”
There are alligators in all 67 Florida counties and greater than 200,000 alligators within the Everglades.MORE NEWS: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
It’s uncommon for individuals to be severely damage by gators in Florida, but it surely does occur. Most alligators are naturally afraid of people however could lose that worry when individuals feed them, based on the Fish and Wildlife Commission.