By Joe McFarlane
An experienced trapper decided to take a rest next to his favourite animal in an intimate and up-close video with a giant alligator.
Paul Bedard has worked with gators for the past 30 years, making him confident enough around the prehistoric creatures to take a lie down and have a nice rest next to one.
Filming himself mere centimetres away from the sharp teeth of the ancient animal, both Paul and the gator looked completely at ease in each other’s company.
Paul said: “It’s kind of fun to get in and just play around with them.
“The gator was super mellow and didn’t really make any aggressive moves at me and didn’t really give me a hard time at all.
“I just think gators are very misunderstood and that nobody else really cares about them. I like to show the more mellow side of them.”