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A woman has shared the shocking moment she spotted a huge alligator calmly staring at her from just feet away. You can see the scary clip here:
TikTok user Jade - or @capecoral.jade - uploaded a clip she filmed while out fishing with a group of friends in the Florida Everglades.
Jade is filming one of her friends who is standing with a fishing line in the water and seems to be attempting to find an alligator they had seen previously.
Jade can be heard asking: "Where did he go?" as she zooms in on the water.
She then jokingly says: "He said 'that's plastic'."
However, she's then left horrified when she realises the alligator is just feet away from her, camouflaged by the water.
At this point, Jade, understandably, lets out a scream and yells to her pals: "Oh my god, holy s***."
While another member of the group adds: "That's why you do not ever sit down with your legs in the water."
Jade says: "I'm not kidding, I almost s*** myself."
She can then be heard laughing, while saying: "OK OK" and slowly backing away.
Posting the clip, Jade wrote: "Florida Everglades never fails to amuse and terrify."
And fellow TikTok users were quick to agree - commenting on the clip, one person said: "I was watching that screaming 'it's right there!' like y'all can hear me."
Another wrote: "That gator could have jumped and bit you in 0.5 seconds. You're very lucky."
While a third person advised: "Y'all have to assume that every body of water in Florida might have gator in it. Stay safe."
And it's pretty good advice, because earlier this year, a fellow Floridian was chased by a huge alligator while out fishing.
Tommy Lee was tarpon fishing in the Everglades at sunrise on 8 May when the reptile bobbed its head above the surface.
A horrified Tommy decided the best course of action was to get the hell out of there as quickly as possible, with the 11-foot gator in hot pursuit.
The 22-year-old's GoPro footage captures him taking a tumble as the huge beast pursued him.
Having made it a safe distance from the gator, Tommy concluded: "Well, that puts an end to my tarpon fishing."
Thankfully, the alligator appeared to get bored and soon returned to the water.
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