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Kayaker chased through water by large alligator in Alabama

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Ben Hooper
A kayaker flees from a pursuing alligator in Spanish Fort, Ala. Screenshot: Shannon Collins/Facebook
A kayaker flees from a pursuing alligator in Spanish Fort, Ala. Screenshot: Shannon Collins/Facebook

May 9 (UPI) -- A visitor to the Gulf Coast in Alabama captured video of a kayaker paddling for his life while being chased through the water by an alligator.

Shannon Collins posted a series of videos to Facebook showing the unknown man furiously paddling his kayak toward the dock Sunday in Spanish Fort while a large alligator swims toward him.

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"When you really really really don't want to tip over your kayak..." Collins wrote in the video's description.

Collins said in a comment that the kayaker successfully escaped.

"That gator followed him until he docked, then stayed there by him until he loaded his kayak in his truck and left. He got a little too close to her babies we think and she wasn't letting him out of her sight. That gator was serious," she wrote.

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