07/13/2012 02:18 pm ET

'Swamp People': Alligator Bites Gun (VIDEO)

On "Swamp People," Bruce was getting ready to shoot a gator, until the feisty reptile took matters into its own hands. Or, jaws.

While they were trying to lift him out of the water with nets, he grabbed the rifle's muzzle in his jaws. “He’s got the gun! Watch the gun!” they shouted.

After a short struggle, it became clear the only thing to be done was to pull the trigger, and Bruce fired a shot directly into the gator's mouth. "Goodnight, gator," he said.

On Twitter, viewers couldn’t believe the gator’s grab.

Still, the incident is sure to spur protests, recently voiced by former "Lost" actor Dominic Monaghan, that the show is "disgusting" and cruel in its treatment of the gators.

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