Video: '˜Terrified' Scots angler battles with alligator

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

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

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.

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.

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

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