Florida Gator Gets Up Close And Personal With Camera
A Florida Gator made it clear that he did not want any close-ups when a photographer tried to take his picture.
In a Facebook video shared by Bobby Wummer Photography, an alligator tried to destroy his GoPro camera during a photoshoot and it was all caught on tape.
“I was trying to get a close-up Florida alligator video using my GoPro camera,” Wummer said. “I used a twelve-foot extension pole to place the GoPro on the end and I was well above him. As you can see I did get an EXTREME close-up inside the gator’s mouth. This was not done intentionally,” he continued. “I didn’t think that he would actually lunge up and bite down on the cam. I was lucky and didn’t play tug of war which would have probably been the end of the camera! The alligator then realized that the camera was not food and he released the camera. Fortunately, I was able to retrieve the GoPro with only minor damage to the camera.”
While it’s not the scariest alligator video ever recorded and it did end well, it serves as a reminder that alligators aren’t something you want to mess with.