Doing anything near an alligator is probably a bad idea, yet people continue to take a chance as they enter into swampy areas without hesitation.
Luckily, these people also feel the need to film their encounters, giving the internet plenty of alligator videos to enjoy.
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The latest frightening viral animal video comes courtesy of a group that decided to fly a drone near an alligator. Spoiler alert: it didn't end well for the drone.
The video shows the drone hovering over a swamp just above an alligator’s head when the gator leaps up and snatches the gadget out of midair.
Watch the video HERE (Warning: some graphic language)
“Oh my God, he’s eating it. George, no. Don’t eat that!” a panicked woman can be heard saying in the video as the alligator destroys the drone. After the animal chomps down on the drone a few times, the machine eventually explodes, covering the gator in smoke.
"We gotta get out of here," a man says and the animal attempts to eat the gadget.
The video, which was first posted to TikTok in a two-part series by user @devhlanger, has been viewed over 5 million times.
Most viewers weren’t surprised by the video, pointing out the group was tempting the alligator by flying the drone so close to the water. The fate of the alligator after eating the drone is unknown, according to New York Post.
As for the people, they probably won’t be returning to the swamp any time soon.