A Boston television news anchor worried that his life was in danger this week when an alligator he was holding in the studio tried to fight back.
WBZ-TV sports anchor Steve Burton said that he was taping a segment with herpetologist Michael Ralbovsky on Sunday and the alligator in his hands became spooked by a nearby crocodile. Burton was forced to wrestle with the alligator as it flailed.
“My life flashed before my eyes when an alligator and a crocodile met,” Burton explained on Twitter.
— STEVE BURTON (@STEVEBURTONWBZ) September 1, 2016
“That thing was so strong, I wasn’t fine,” he later told his colleagues.
Watch the video below from WBZ-TV.