Man tries to catch a large alligator on his own

A man learnt a painful lesson when he tried to catch an alligator that had wandered onto a golf course.

A video clip of the man's ill-advised encounter has gone viral.

The clip shows the man approaching the large alligator slowly, before he drops his coat to in an attempt to cover its eyes.

The alligator, however, rears its head and growls loudly, showing that it was not pleased that the man was coming closer to it.

When the man finally tries to sit on the reptile and grab its head, the animal throws him off with ease.

It turns and bites him on the arm, before he is able to wriggle away free.

A few more close snaps of its jaws warns the man to stay away from the alligator.

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