A man was bitten by an alligator while they were swimming in a lake in Brazil.
The entire moment was caught on camera, and you can watch it below:
According to a report by NDTV, the incident happened in Lago da Amor in Campo Grande, which is a popular tourist destination in Brazil.
The video of the horrifying incident was taken by Willyan Caetano.
Willyan said that the alligator attacked the man at nearly 5pm on October 23, 2021.
The man reportedly ignored a number of warnings before getting in for a swim and got around 30 meters out into the lake when the alligator started to chase him.
At one point in the video, the alligator did manage to bite the man, but luckily, it was not that bad.
Talking about the incident, Willyan said:
Suddenly, to my surprise, an alligator starts chasing him. He tried to swim fast to get away, but the alligator managed to reach him and land a violent bite on the man’s arm, who came out of the water with his arm all bloody and very scared, saying he didn’t know there was an alligator.
The extent of the injury was not shared.
Another witness that lives in the area said that the man is the first person that he had seen going in the lake in the last 5 years.
During an interview with a local news agency, he said:
Sometimes, children go there, but then we tell them that there is an alligator and that it’s dirty and they come back.
Willyan said that the local emergency services were called to the scene and they treated the man for minor injuries.