VIDEO: Florida Man ‘Nibbled’ By 13ft Alligator ‘Buddy’ While Taking A Dip
Elvis the alligator took a ‘nibble’ at John Braje’s shoulder when he went for a swim with his 13ft predator ‘buddy’.
- John Braje is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie who views Elvis the alligator as his “buddy”.
- Terrifying footage captures the moment Elvis decided to nibble on Braje’s shoulder.
- Braje: “I think maybe because there were a lot of people around, he felt he needed to display dominance but normally he’s really chill.”
John Braje went for a swim in the Miami Lakes in the Florida Everglades.
There, he took a dip with a 13ft alligator who he considers to be his “buddy”. According to LadBible, Braje admitted that this was not the first time he had swam with him; however, he noted that it was the first time that Elvis the alligator had bitten him. The terrifying moment was caught on video where one can see the predator approaching Braje and biting his shoulder. Thankfully, the man jumped out of the water and was left unharmed.
He shared his experience on Facebook as he attached the video and wrote:
SO, I got nibbled on by a 13 ft gator today,lol..Thinks just because he’s bigger than me, that he could bully me!!!HahaNo hard feelings though. He was just displaying dominance or maybe even just curious. IF he wanted a bite, I wouldn’t be on FB right now, lol..He’s still my buddy & ill be back in with him soon..
Confused and shocked, people called him crazy and joked that he truly is a “Florida man”.
After watching Braje’s video, one Facebook user joked and said: “Let’s make this viral. “Florida man” “. Shocked by Braje’s actions, another user commented asking, “Legit what did you think was gonna happen?” To this, the man responded explaining that it is not the first time he has swam with Elvis.
I’ve had plenty of interaction with him in the past. I think maybe because there were a lot of people around, he felt he needed to display dominance but normally he’s really chill.. IF he wanted more, he could have got it. That’s my buddy.
The terrifying moment can be seen below: