Being lunch for an American alligator would be bad enough, but what if you volunteered to be on the menu? This man did in order to show the dangers of having wild animals as pets.
The American Alligator is considered the apex predator in it’s home range of the southern states. It is also an opportunistic hunter, but why would Coyote Peterson volunteer to be the opportunity knocking on the door?
He could be crazy or he could be educational. Then there’s the possibility that he’s both.
The male American Alligator can grow up to 15 feet long and 1000 pounds, but have been recorded at 19 feet long. It also has the strongest held bite of any laboratory-measured living animal at whopping 2,125 foot pounds.
Alligators have even been known to climb trees in order to sun themselves and will use brush and tall grasses to ambush their prey when hunting on land. However, it’s in the water where they bring fear and trepidation.
While the gator is a fearful animal, few human attacks take place. Well, that is unless you stick your arm in their mouth.