A mother alligator in Florida chased off a man attempting to take a photograph.
The gator is seen sprinting from the edge of the water to snap its jaws around a tripod the man placed on the grassy slope.
After hopping behind a small bush, the man slowly backed away and continued to snap pics of the gator using his phone’s camera.
Eventually the gator made its way back into the water, but lunged at the man once again when he attempted to go back and collect the bag that contained his camera.
Despite the second close encounter, the man continued to film the gator on his cellphone while backing away to a safer area. Check out more here.