Incredible video of shark and alligator swimming side-by-side

Ash Cant
·1-min read

A man has released incredible footage to social media of two predators swimming together in a river.

Gray Vinson, from Florida, spotted an alligator swimming alongside a bull shark in the Indian River on March 21 and shared a video of the unlikely pairing to Facebook.

"It鈥檚 not everyday you see a bull shark and a gator swimming together in the Indian river," he said on Facebook.

An alligator and bull shark were spotted swimming side-by-side. Source: Facebook/Gray Vinson
An alligator and bull shark were spotted swimming side-by-side. Source: Facebook/Gray Vinson

The alligator is seen gliding along the water in the video, the shark is somewhat harder to spot, but still fairly visibly.

People shocked by 'impressive footage'

The post with the videos has quickly gotten a lot reaction on Facebook.

"No flipping way?!!! My boys will never kayak with me again!!" one person commented on the post.

"Wow that鈥檚 impressive footage. Good job! Big ole gator too!" another person said.

Speaking to CBS Miami, Mr Vinson said he was shocked to see the alligator, though he admitted he was on the lookout for bull sharks.

"They both are kinda out of place if you ask me," he said.

"The water in the Indian River is brackish and normally you think of sharks in the ocean and alligators in fresh water.

"I only started seeing bull sharks here a few years back."

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