This is the second scary alligator encounter filmed at Lake Raven in Huntsville State Park
Girl Scouts swimming in a Huntsville, Texas, lake rushed to shore when a large alligator was spotted swimming directly toward them before getting tangled in a rope.
According to FOX 8, the incident happened at Lake Raven in Huntsville State Park.
In cell phone video footage filmed by David Siljeg, the alligator, estimated to be between 12 and 14 feet long, can be seen on the video swimming toward the children as they scream and rush to safety. The video shows Noel Garcia running into the water to help the children. It also shows a child jump from a platform into the water as the alligator closes in before getting tangled in the rope.
"The gator was definitely aiming for her," Siljeg told FOX 26. "It was like a movie scene, but real."
Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.
Garcia told KPRC the gator was "definitely sneaking," and that the rope may have possibly saved the children.
"It wasn’t the best feeling," said Garcia. "Luckily, the rope was there to distract him."
Huntsville State Park has signs posted near the swimming area warning people of alligators.
Another incident earlier this summer required swimmers to be rescued from the dock when an alligator swam between them and the shore.
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