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Video: Man Gets Bitten on the Arm Swimming in Alligator-Infested Waters

by Halle Ames
(Photo Credit: George Shelley Productions/ Getty Images)

Common sense just isn’t that common nowadays, is it? This is evident as a man jumps into alligator-infested waters. 

A video has surfaced on Twitter of a man that is swimming with two massive alligators. He holds onto a wooden dock while one of the gators slowly approaches. 

As expected, the alligator decided to taste-test the man. He takes a small nibble of the man’s right shoulder before he slaps it and starts yelling, “Hey!” He quickly makes his way to the wooden steps and exits the water. 

From the video, the man looks unhurt, showing no signs of blood or puncture wounds. He is very fortunate. 

Twitter Responds

The video was posted initially to Twitter by Theo Shantonas a week ago with the caption, “Just a taste…” The tweet has since been taken down. 

Another account, TheRealEWILLZ, uploaded the video as well. On his profile, the tweet has over 2.4 million views, 9,200 retweets, 3,700 quote tweets, and 36,000 likes. 

Twitter has blown up in response to the man’s actions. 

American vs. Chinese Alligator

There are two types of alligators, the American and Chinese alligator. The creatures can swim up at 20 mph, so we don’t recommend getting in the water with one. The American alligator can grow up to 15 feet and weigh around 500 pounds. The Chinese alligator, however, only grows up to five feet and weighs about 100 pounds. 

From the video, we can only assume that the gator in question is an American alligator. They live in freshwater like ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and swamps. The animals are also carnivores meaning they like meat; potentially human meat. Although humans are not usually on the menu, the predators typically stick to eating fish, turtles, birds, and small mammals. 

[H/T News 18]