Two Florida duck hunters had a successful duck hunt last week, but found themselves with some competition when it came to retrieving their kills.
Kevin Stipe and Cass Couey, owners of the PRO HUNT navigation app, posted a video to Facebook on Wednesday (November 25) that shows what they call a “monster gator.” The clip shows the massive alligator swimming upon a duck and devouring it as the hunters watch.
“Here we go. Number two of the day,” one of the men is heard saying. “Okay. You’re fed. Now get out of here.”
The hunters estimate that the giant gator was about 13-feet-long. The video of the “attack” has racked up nearly one million views and more than 12,000 shares.
“That’s why I never use dogs to retrieve ducks,” one commenter wrote. “I know a few people who have had their dogs eaten just like this.”
“That is literally a dinosaur,” another wrote.
Just last week, another Florida man went viral after rescuing his puppy from the jaws of a small gator. 74-year-old Richard Wilbanks jumped into a pond to rescue his 3-month-old puppy after it was attacked by the reptile. Wilbanks went underwater and emerged with the alligator in hand. The man pried the gator’s jaws open to free the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and the entire encounter was caught on a surveillance camera mounted to a nearby tree.
Wilbanks said that holding the alligator wasn’t a challenge, but prying its jaws open was. Thankfully, Gunner survived the attack with one puncture wound on his belly, and Wilbanks received a tetanus shot because his hands had been “chewed up” by the gator.
Watch the clip of the dramatic rescue in the video below.