A Florida man almost lost a hand after dodging an unexpected attack from an alligator.

It was a close call for one Florida fisherman.

A Florida man nearly had his hand bitten off while fishing in Everglades National Park after an alligator lunged at him with an open jaw.

The nerve-wracking footage was captured and posted on Instagram on May 16.

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While the fisherman in the video was bending over while attempting to reel in a fish, a large alligator leaped from the water with open jaws.

Lucky for the Florida fisherman, he was able to dodge the gator’s startling attempt.

Gator incidents aren’t uncommon in Florida and according to the Florida Wildlife Commission, nine alligator bites were reported in the state during 2018.

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