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Sean McMahon was in his backyard fishing in Palm Coast, Florida with his 7-year-old son Dawson when they witnessed an alligator attacking the fish his son was reeling in.
Footage posted to Sean’s Facebook showed Dawson reeling in a largemouth bass while his dad very proudly filmed his son.
“You got it buddy,” Sean said to his son in the Facebook video. “It’s all right buddy, keep going…You got it, you got it.”
As Sean filmed his son reel the fish all the way up to shore, an alligator head can been seen popping up out of the water and looking directly at the fish that was now in the grass.
The hungry gator lunged out of the water and quickly ran onto shore, grabbing the fish up in its mouth with its sharp teeth. In shock, the boy let go of his fishing pole and stepped away from the area while Dad continued to film.
At this point, the gator took off lunging back into the water with the fish, hook, line, rod, and reel. Sean truly sounded shocked at what just he just caught on camera.
“Dawson caught a bass tonight and out of nowhere an alligator came up, ate the bass and ripped his pole into the water,” Sean McMahon wrote on Facebook.