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Alligator Fights Shark in South Carolina

In a rare encounter, an alligator and a shark recently butted heads in South Carolina — and not surprisingly, the ocean predator seemed to get the better of the swamp dweller. The incident happened earlier this week in full view of a group of tourists, who were throwing food to the gator when a large shark emerged just feet away, says witness Cory Conlon. After circling the gator a few times, the shark attacked, biting the large reptile on one of its legs, video reveals. The alligator responded by charging the shark, but then — apparently after reconsidering the move — abruptly backed away. Both creatures then went their separate ways, Conlon says. The battle occurred just weeks after a different alligator in South Carolina was captured on video eating a smaller gator.



Would a shark win in a fight against a grizzly bear? What other animals might be able to defeat a shark? We know that dolphins can hold their own against sharks by using their snouts to ram the gills of the shark.

I’d love to know the answer but I’ll watch the video instead of being there when they battle it out!