Video: ‘Terrified’ Scots angler battles with alligator

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A Scots angler bit off more than he could chew when an alligator snapped its jaws around his tackle.

Stephen McMillan, 36, was on a fishing trip on holiday in the US and hoping to catch some bass with an imitation bait that looked like a rubber fish.

Scots angler Stephen McMillan struggled with the alligator after it snapped its jaws around his bait. Picture: SWNS

Scots angler Stephen McMillan struggled with the alligator after it snapped its jaws around his bait. Picture: SWNS

But instead of a quiet afternoon on the water, he was left battling with a 6ft alligator which had followed him before clinging onto his bait.

Mr McMillan, a shopkeeper, fought the beast for 15 minutes and reeled it in while it spun around, hissed and showed off its razor-sharp teeth.

He said his wife would never have believed the terrifying incident which happened on a lake near Kissimmee, near Orlando, Florida.

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