Alligator tries to bite woman's paddleboard at Florida state park

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Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida woman had a tense encounter with an alligator that attempted to take a bite out of her paddleboard, and the incident was caught on camera.

Vicki Reamy Baker posted photos and videos to Facebook showing the alligator refusing to leave her alone while she was on her paddleboard at Silver Springs State Park.


"Get away from me," Baker says in one of the videos.

Baker said the gator tried to take a bite out of her board.

"Gator tried to eat my board. Someone has been feeding him and made him very dangerous. He was a big boy," she wrote on Facebook.

Baker said she was able to escape from the reptile after pushing it away with her paddle.

"I had to push it away with my paddle and then I paddled away fast," she told WOFL-TV.

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