WATCH: Kayaker outruns gator in Alabama causeway

SPANISH FORT, AL (WKRG) — Gators are a part of life on the Gulf Coast, but few people have such close encounters as a kayaker caught on camera in Alabama.

Incredible video shot by Shannon Collins shows a kayaker who appears to be paddling for his life.

The video, shot along the causeway, shows the unknown paddler with a large gator trailing right behind making a b-line towards the boater. You can hear a woman in the video say “get out of the water dude.”

The video with the description “when you really really really don’t want to tip over your kayak…” has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook.

So who won the race? Collins commented on her post saying “that gator followed him until he docked, then stayed there by him until he loaded his kayak in his truck and left. He got a little too close to her babies we think and she wasn’t letting him out of her sight. That gator was serious.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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