Electric Eel vs Alligator: Shocking Video
Electric Eel vs Alligator: High-Voltage Showdown in Brazil
A fisherman in Brazil was reeling in a surprise catch... an electric eel. However, another hunter also hand an eye on the eel: an alligator (Actually, it looks more like a caiman, but moving right along). The alligator (or caiman) bites the electric eel, and the electric eel demonstrates why it's called an "electric eel".
The alligator's jaws seize up due to the electricity, and the predator just keeps getting zapped, like something out of Crank 2: High Voltage. However, it's not the voltage that does the damage, but rather the current.There's a long and detailed discussion on voltage vs current in the Reddit thread where this video was found, but the gist of it is that the electric eel has way more than enough current at its disposal to kill a person.
Indeed, the electric eel survived the encounter, but the alligator was not so lucky.
The video depicts some full-on gator-zapping, interrupted by the cameraman pointing the camera at himself. He's good at catching eels, but not quite as skilled with nature videography. This is compelling footage, though, unless you have an aversion to eels, alligators (caimans?), or electric shocks.