Florida alligator tries to take a bite out of GoPro camera

The alligator bit down on the photographer's camera

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An alligator in Florida was caught on camera attempting to take a bite out of a GoPro camera being used by a wildlife photographer.

Bobby Wummer, a wildlife photographer, was attempting to get a close-up video of the alligator while at the Big Cypress National Preserve when the alligator made its move for the camera, according to FOX 35 Orlando.

Luckily, Wummer was using a 12-foot extension pole for the GoPro and maintained a safe distance from the alligator.

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An alligator in Florida was caught on tape attempting to take a bite out of a GoPro camera being used by a wildlife photographer. (Credit: Bobby Wummer)

An alligator in Florida was caught on tape attempting to take a bite out of a GoPro camera being used by a wildlife photographer. (Credit: Bobby Wummer) (Bobby Wummer)

The alligator bit down on the camera while the inside of its mouth can be seen on the video.

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Wummer said that the incident wasn't intentional and was unexpected.

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An alligator in Florida was caught on tape attempting to take a bite out of a GoPro camera being used by a wildlife photographer. 

An alligator in Florida was caught on tape attempting to take a bite out of a GoPro camera being used by a wildlife photographer.  (Bobby Wummer)

"I was lucky and didn’t play tug of war which would have probably been the end of camera! The alligator then realized that the camera was not food and he released the camera," Wummer said.

The GoPro only has minor damage as a result of the incident.