A Huge Alligator Stole This Little Boy's Fish Because Nature Is Cruel

Ahh, the tranquility of fishing.

There’s no guaranteed reward for standing on a dock with a line cast into a body of water. Indeed, you might catch a fish. But you might not be so lucky. For example: an enormous alligator might appear out of the murky depths to destroy everything you’ve worked so hard for.

That’s what happened to a little boy named Connor, who learned firsthand that nature is a cruel and unforgiving bitch. A video from Bass Masters and Fish Experts captures the young boy’s plight, as the river-monster snaffles up his big ole’ catch and slithers away like a cold-blooded beast.

Sorry Connor. We’d tell you it gets easier, but we’d be lying to you.

[h/t Esquire

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