After ignoring warning signs that the lake was infested, an alligator attacked a swimmer.
The alligator bit the victim in the arm shortly after he went for a swim in Campo Grande’s Lago do Amor lake.
Willyan Caetano saw the incident last Saturday and began filming him after he entered deadly water.
After returning to shore, the victim, who has not yet been identified, examines the damage to his arm.
A man ignored several warning signs and entered the alligator infested waters of the Lago do Amor lake in Campo Grande, Brazil
The alligator caught the man and bit his arm, before he could reach the shore.
The hungry alligator, looking for an afternoon meal, followed the man to the shore.
He stated to local media: “A man entered water around 4:40pm and began swimming in the spot, where entry is prohibited.”
The man spotted the alligator speeding across the water, about 30 metres from shore.
The man turned toward the shore, and tried to swim back as quick as possible.
Mr Caetano stated that an alligator suddenly began following him. He tried to swim fast to escape, but the alligator reached him and landed a brutal bite on his arm. The man emerged from the water bleeding and scared and said he didn’t know there were alligators.
Garapeira marinalva da Silva, a sugarcane juice stand owner overlooking the lake, was a second witness and said that this is the first time in five year she has seen anyone enter water.
Campo Grande News was told by him that children sometimes go there. But then we tell them that there’s an alligator, and that it’s filthy, and they return.
Amazingly, the man was freed from the deadly predator.