A daddy-daughter fishing trip almost went horribly wrong when the father reeled in what turned out to be an alligator.
“Be careful, Evan,” dad Lance Burgos was heard saying to his 11-year-old daughter in the video, sitting behind her dad on the kayak.
As dad lifted up his fishing line to reel in their catch, he yelled, “Oh my God!”
“I thought we were gonna pick up that line and see a little fish,” the dad told INSIDE EDITION.
“And lo and behold, we had an encounter that we'll probably never forget,” he said.
Evan told IE, “The first thing I did was scream and I told my daddy to hurry and pedal real fast!”
Dad said the gator was a monster. “It kept getting wider and more and more teeth kept coming out of the water,” he said.
Evan said, “I thought it was gonna tip our boat over, but then daddy let go and started pedaling and I was still screaming.”
The close encounter didn't spoil their fishing trip - dad and daughter peddled downstream and kept right on fishing! Although this was the only bite they got all day.