Paul Bedard may be an expert when it comes to alligators, but he's still human and humans are known for their poor judgment from time to time. On the latest episode of "Gator Boys," Paul decided to go in for a "head trick" during a photoshoot. The trick is a gator classic, with Paul putting his head between the open jaws of the gator. Only this gator bit down.
Surprisingly, Paul was largely unfazed by the whole incident. "My fault, man," is all he said after it was over.
It could be that Paul's head was rattled after the bit. The American alligator has the sixth strongest bite in the world, clocking in at a staggering 2,980 pounds of force.
Think of it this way: it's nothing for an American alligator to grab and rip off a man's arm. That's exactly what happened to a 17-year-old Floridian last year. It's a dangerous animal with a deadly jaw. Paul was pretty lucky to only stumble away a little dazed and bruised.
The danger is very real on "Gator Boys," Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on Animal Planet.
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