Don’t feed the gators!
Ocala, Florida, interior designer Vicki Reamy Baker was paddleboarding on a river near her home last week when an unusually aggressive gator started stalking her and tried to take a bite out of her board.
Terrifying clips Baker posted to her Facebook page, show what looks to be a 10-12 foot beast lurking in the water around her.
“What are you doing? Get away from me, get away from me,” the frightened woman says in one video.
Undeterred, the alligator keeps swimming right up to her board and Baker says: “oh sh-t, no, go away” — before pushing it away with her paddle.
But that only made it mad: the riled up gator then hissed at Baker.
Another clip is captioned: “Gator tried to eat my board. Someone has been feeding him and made him very dangerous. He was a big boy.”
“Why are you messing with me? Why are you trying to bite me? What the heck man!” Baker says in another clip. “I’ve never had a gator come after me like that before . . . look how close he is to me! He came after me and tried to bite my paddleboard.”
Finally, the predator swims away, and Baker exhales: “Somebody feeding that gator — makes them very dangerous!”