A kayaker on a swamp in North Carolina filmed himself having a dangerous encounter with an alligator.  He’s paddling along when the gator suddenly emerges from the water and rams the kayak, which turns it over.

He’s underwater for a few seconds, although it seems like a lifetime . . . and then he rights himself.  Luckily, the gator is nowhere to be found.  After the kayaker catches his breath he paddles away.