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Wild Ride: Canoe gets stuck on an alligator's back

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Talk about a wild ride! 

Video captured the moment a Floridian got stuck on the back of a large alligator while canoeing in a central Florida lake. 

The See Through Canoe Company said he stayed there for what seemed like forever. 

"There really wasn't time to do anything but hold on when this gator rose up from the muddy water below and bumped the See Through Canoe. He stayed there for what seemed like forever, with the canoe sort of stuck on his back. When the gator finally backed up and submerged, the canoe moved with him for a few feet before he went down."

The video was taken in July of 2016, but was just now uploaded, See Through Canoe said. 

"After rising up under the canoe, the gator sat there for a full 30 seconds which seemed like a really long time. Then he backed up for a few feet before he submerged and disappeared." 

The See Through Canoe has also captured other wild encounters on camera, spotting dolphins and manatees! 

Hugger: That friend that always wants a hug when they see you

Hugger: That friend that always wants a hug when they see you. I see this particular Manatee about 8 times a year. About half of the time that I see her, she comes up and tries to hold onto the canoe or just floats next to it. Note... Please don't paddle right up to manatees or chase after them. The best way to have an awesome encounter like this one is to keep a respectful distance & patiently wait to see if the manatee(s) will come to you. Most of the time they will, they're very curious & friendly. If they don't come up to you, or they swim away, then they don't want to be bothered. . .#friendgoals #nature #manatees #transparent #travel #canoeing #Kayaking #awesome #amazing #saltlife #fliorida #ocean #manatee #sup #paddleboard #clearkayak #transparent #explore #naturephotography #videooftheday #cute #animals #Sea #liveamplified

Posted by See Through Canoe on Sunday, September 16, 2018
Like a couple friendly dogs leading the way on our walk

#TBT These guys always remind me of a couple of dogs the way they playfully lead the way on a walk. I've been seeing the smaller one since he was a calf and he seemed to take a fascination with me right away. Whenever he sees me he comes over to swim along by the canoe and then his mother joins him. . #dolphins #nature #canoe #kayak #awesome #florida #amazing #dolphin #clearcanoe #clearkayak #kayaking #sup #paddleboarding #transparent #explore #stpete #tampabay #glassbottomboat #glassbottomkayak #tbt National Geographic Magazine VISIT FLORIDA

Posted by See Through Canoe on Thursday, September 6, 2018

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