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Florida tourists get close encounter with large gator

Alligator spotted during personal watercraft tour

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TEN THOUSANDS ISLANDS, Fla. – A guide leading a tour on personal watercraft in southwest Florida got quite the surprise when they spotted a large alligator in the water.

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Marco Island Water Sports shared video of the gator with News 6 after the beast was found cooling off near the Ten Thousand Islands in Gullivan Bay.

The company said it was one of the coolest and most unusual things they have seen on a tour.

Tour guide Brian Scuderi recorded the video, which has been viewed thousands of times.

Gator in the Gulf

Definitely one of the coolest and most unusual things we've EVER seen on our 10,000 island waverunner tour!! #welcometoflorida **Excited commentary and video provided by our tour guide, Scuderi =)

Posted by Marco Island Water Sports on Monday, September 17, 2018

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