Terrifying moment lurking shark BITES alligator in tense standoff

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It’s the terrifying moment when a lurking shark bites a crocodile in a tense standoff.

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A group of tourists watched in shock as a shark bit Gator’s left leg into a body of water near a dock in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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Shark was seen circling the crocodile in the water below
Tourists panic after shark bite in crocodile's left leg

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Tourists panic after shark bite in crocodile’s left leg

The video begins with the crocodile recklessly swimming in the water as the onlookers throw pieces of fish at it.

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But lurking beneath is the outline of a shark orbiting the gator below.

The shark then begins to circle closer to the gator and then suddenly bites off its left leg, causing the animal to jump.

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Thankfully there was no damage to the gator and the shark swam to the dock as it swam.

Corey Conlan, who filmed the footage, said: “I was shocked to see this so I filmed it with my phone to show family and friends.”

And while these two apex predators seemed relatively unaffected by each other, this is usually not the case.

In March, extraordinary photographs captured the moment a crocodile devoured a bull-shark in just one mouthful.

Taken along the east coast of Australia, the crocodile was seen approaching and then eating its prey.

The bull shark, which can grow up to seven feet in length, has been depicted soaring in the air, with a view in the near future.

Once turned upside down and locked between the crocodile’s jaws, sadly no one can escape as it meets a sorry ending.

Crocodiles are known to have the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom, with some species capable of exerting up to eight times the force of a great white shark.

The once-in-a-lifetime moment was captured by Australian research scientist and photographer Mark Zimbicki.

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