05/31/2013 10:09 am ET

'Swamp People': Marsh Marinade Bait Lures A Greedy Gator (VIDEO)

The "Swamp People" almost bit off more than they could chew this week, after concocting a new type of bait called "Marsh Marinade."

The recipe, containing a combination of chicken, tuna and 11 herbs and spices, gave them unprecedented results, when an 8 ft., 350lb. gator swam straight for the boat.

Usually, the gator hunters have to hang their bait on poles, then come back later to (hopefully) find the gators caught. A gator heading straight for them -- before the bait was even in the water -- was something the guys said they’d never seen before.

In the end, though, T-Roy and partner Bigfoot lost the gator when it spun off the hook, but the bait was certainly doing something right.

On Twitter, viewers couldn’t believe Bigfoot and T-Roy had been able to pull the gator in like that.

"Swamp People" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on History.

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