‘Only in Florida!’ Bobcat and baby alligator battle to the death in amazed guy’s back yard
- The fight footage was shot by Conner DeMonte in Port Charlotte on Monday
- Battle starts on patio then moves to grass, with gator tossed into air at one point
- Baby alligator tries to fend off the bobcat but is no match for the bigger beast
A baby alligator was caught on camera in a fight to the death with a bobcat in Florida.
The battle was recorded by Conner DeMonte in Port Charlotte on Monday in his back yard and he posted it on his TikTok page with the hashtag #onlyinflorida.
At the start of the footage, the bobcat swipes a paw at the little gator, which stands its ground on a patio.
The hatchling opens its jaws as menacingly as it can muster but the big cat continues its deadly assault.
The bobcat and baby alligator fight to the death in a back yard in Port Charlotte, Florida, on Monday
In footage taken by Conner DeMonte, the little reptile opens its jaws in a show of defiance – but it is no match for the big cat which swipes at the gator with its paws
After the skirmish moves from the patio to grass, the bobcat ulimately ends up victorious, clutching the dead alligator in its mouth
Moments later, the duelling pair move their fight onto some grass – and for a second, it looks as though the reptile has scored a direct hit when the bobcat leaps into the air.
The tables are swiftly turned, as the cat sends the baby gator sky high. And then it’s all over.
Proudly displaying its kill to camera, the bobcat clutches the dead alligator in its jaws and wanders off into woodland to feast.
Conner said: ‘I was taking a break from the games to cut a mango when I noticed a bobcat.
Conner, who provides commentary throughout the fight, says at the end: ‘That was sweet. Thanks, that could have bit my dog. Bobcat doing me a favour’
‘After a minute of filming, a baby alligator came into frame and they went at it. Mother Nature at its finest.’
Throughout the skirmish, he also provides narration, beginning with, ‘Oh my God, there’s a baby alligator. What the f**k?’
He continues mid-battle with, ‘Holy sh*t. What’s happening right now?
And after the fight reaches its predictable conclusion, Conner says: ‘That was sweet. Thanks, that could have bit my dog. Bobcat doing me a favour.’