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Man Hunts Alligator Using an Electric Eel...and it Works

Man Hunts Alligator Using an Electric Eel...and it Works

"Shocking" video.

Did you know an alligator will fall for the old, electric-eel-in-the-water-as-bait-and-weapon trick? Yeah, you would think they would have learned by now.

From NowPublic:

A fisherman in Brazil was reeling in a surprise catch... an electric eel. However, another hunter also [had] an eye on the eel: an alligator (Actually, it looks more like a caiman, but moving right along). The alligator (or caiman) bites the electric eel, and the electric eel demonstrates why it's called an "electric eel".

The alligator's jaws seize up due to the electricity, and the predator just keeps getting zapped, like something out of Crank 2: High Voltage. However, it's not the voltage that does the damage, but rather the current.There's a long and detailed discussion on voltage vs current in the Reddit thread where this video was found, but the gist of it is that the electric eel has way more than enough current at its disposal to kill a person.

Indeed, the electric eel survived the encounter, but the alligator was not so lucky.

Now the video, which could be disturbing to some and will definitely upset animal rights activists and anti-hunters:

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