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Here’s Why You Have to Watch for Hungry Alligators While Fishing in Florida

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Hungry gator follows a topwater lure straight into the side of the boat!

As exciting as fishing with topwater baits is, sometimes in Florida it gets a little too exciting. These fishermen have to deal with hungry alligators that think their topwater baits look tasty!

Yikes! This kind of aggressive behavior from alligators is becoming more and more common across the south. Just this past week, video of an alligator trying to get in someone’s front door went viral in South Carolina.

And it’s not just the United States where humans and large predatory reptiles are coming into contact more and more often. Just recently, two men in Australia are facing a $10,000 fine after luring the alligator’s cousin, a crocodile towards their boat with a topwater lure.

Unfortunately, these animals losing their fear of man may be the result of them losing more of their habitat and an exploding population of gators. Man and beast are coming into contact with one another more than ever.

So if you’re going to go fishing in Florida, remember the alligators you’ll likely have to share the waters with if you don’t want to get bitten!

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Here’s Why You Have to Watch for Hungry Alligators While Fishing in Florida