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Florida paddleboarder fends off alligator with oar


A woman paddle boarding encountered a stubborn alligator that refused to bug off, so she pushed him away with her oar.

The alligator swam directly toward her in a frightful manner, she captured the experience on video.

60-year-old Vicki Baker said the reptile was almost as long as her 10-foot paddleboard.

Baker said, the alligator hissed loudly at her and was opening its mouth to reveal large teeth.

She yelled for it to go away.

A Silver Springs State Park ranger used a speaker to advise her to back away from the alligator.

Watch the video here.