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Watch Alligator Chase Teen’s Fish He Caught in Florida Lake

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Watch Alligator Chase Teen’s Fish He Caught in Florida Lake

Posted 2024-05-31  by  Stephanie Mallory

The reptile managed to steal the fish from the 15-year-old boy

A teen boy from Estero, Florida, set up a camera believing he was going to film himself catching peacock bass in a lake in the Stoneybrook community in Estero. Instead, he caught footage of a hungry alligator chasing down his fish as he reeled it in.

According to, Gavin Borksy, 15, was reeling in a catch on his fly rod when he noticed the alligator pursuing his fish.

In the video, you see the reptile quickly following the fish onto land, forcing Borsky to retreat out of the camera’s view.

The alligator retrieved the bass from the hook and reentered the lake.

Because alligator encounters are becoming more common in residential areas, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has installed the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) to combat potential threats in populated communities.

The FWC says SNAP’s goal is to proactively address threats in developed areas while conserving the reptiles in places where they naturally occur.

The program utilizes trappers to remove the reptiles if certain criteria are met.

If the gator is at least 4-feet in length and the caller believes that it is a threat to people, pets, or property, FWC will capture and relocate the reptile.

If the reptile measures less than the 4-foot length requirement, the FWC does not deem it as a threat to the community.

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