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Alligator vs. Electric Eel (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 12/16/10 12:53 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Ever wonder who would win between an electric eel and an alligator? While we can't confirm the validity of this video that has been making its rounds across the web, it appears to show an alligator (or Caiman) bite an electric eel, and get a shocking surprise.

This video has sparked debate in the animal rights community, in part because it is unclear what is really happening. Clearly, if this video was a setup, it is an offensive and cruel display. That said, one video translation suggests that the man was fishing when he caught the eel, but didn't have a knife on hand. Before he could retrieve one, the hungry alligator unexpectedly came along. The man allegedly says at the end of the video, "I didn't mean for this to happen."

Do you think the video was staged, or just another display of Mother Nature in action? Let us know in the comments.

WATCH an alligator take on an electric eel:

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