Florida fisherman seeking catfish reels in baby alligator

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Nov. 13, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Florida fisherman casting for catfish captured video when the bite at the end of his line turned out to be a feisty baby alligator.

The fisherman's wife filmed him Thursday when he got a bite on his line at a pond in the Westchase area.

The video shows the man reeling in his line to reveal a baby alligator had taken the bait instead of the expected catfish.

"To our surprise we had an alligator on the line!" the man wrote. "We pulled him out and removed the hook with the aid of a security guard and a growing number of neighbors that were coming to watch."

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