Scary Moment Elvis, the alligator, nibbles on Florida's shoulder when he decides to take a bath with his 13-foot predator buddy.
- Adrenaline junkie John Braje swam with Elvis, the 13-foot alligator
- He said he had swum with the large predator several times without any problems
- The Florida man said Elvis, the alligator, was his "buddy" and would see him again
- Mr Braje said if the alligator wanted to harm him he would not be on Facebook
A Florida man's bizarre decision to take a bath with a 13-foot alligator ended abruptly when the predator bit his shoulder.
The footage shows the large alligator approaching John Braje who was swimming in Miami Lakes in the Florida Everglades.
Mr Braje said the alligator's name is Elvis and describes him as his buddy.
Florida man John Braje was swimming with a 13-foot alligator in the Everglades when the massive predator nibbled his shoulder
The adrenaline junkie pictured said the alligator did no harm to him because the animal had the ability to kill him
Despite his trust, he climbed out of the water before claiming he would swim again with the alligator known as Elvis
He said the big predator had no intention of harming him.
The daredevil said, “I am a recreational diver, snorkeler, and freediver. I'm kind of an adrenaline junkie and I love animals. So I swim and dive for fun with sharks, alligators and all kinds of marine life. & # 39;
After Mr. Braje posted the video on Facebook, he said, “So today I was nibbled on by a 13-foot gator.
“Just because he's bigger than me, thinks he can bully me.
& # 39; No hard feelings. He was just showing dominance, or maybe just curious. If he wanted something to eat, I wouldn't be with FB now. & # 39;
"He's still my buddy and I'll be back with him soon."
Mr Braje was in the water with a second man who did not appear to be affected by the presence of the massive predator.
He added, “I've had a lot to do with him in the past. I think maybe because there were a lot of people around he felt like he had to show dominance, but usually he's really cold. If he wanted more, he could have got it. This is my buddy. & # 39;