Here’s what happens when an alligator tries to eat an electric eel, and gets stunned with HUNDREDS of volts of electricity
An unlucky alligator had his last meal when he decided to bite into an electric eel.
In footage posted to YouTube from use wideowtopapl, the eel flops on the muddy banks of an unidentified waterway as the alligator eyes its prey.
Its appetite aroused, the gator finally snaps its jaws over the slithery eel, only to be stunned.
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Hungry: The gator eyes its prey with hungry eyes, not knowing what’s about to happen
Shocked: The unidentified cameraman yells as the eel electrocutes the alligator
Small eels can carry a charge up to 100 volts while larger breeds can produce between 450 to 650 volts of electricity.
It takes barely more than a minute before the gator is stunned beyond capacity to move.
Finally he rolls over motionless onto his side as the filmmakers yell off camera.
‘Translation: We got dinner boys,’ wrote YouTuber Guywithcrazyideas.
Surprise: The gator bites down on its prey, unaware an electric eel can carry hundreds of volts of electricity
Live wire: Finally the gator stiffens and rolls over on its side
The video has been viewed more than 170,000 times at the time of this writing.
It’s uncertain what condition the alligator is in at the end of the video, as his rear legs kick just a bit.
Maybe he’ll live to lunch another day.