Only in Florida: Horse Attacks Alligator, Both Walk Away

Krystal Berry and her friends went to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park on April 12 to celebrate their recent graduation from nursing school in Ocala. They probably weren’t expecting to witness a titanic clash of nature.

Berry and friends had spotted a group of horses at the park, including a mare and her foal. The group’s stallion spotted the alligator at about the same time as Berry and her friends, and he chased the reptile away, as seen in these videos shot by one of Berry’s friends. A gasp can be heard from the group as they witnessed the horse stomp the gator. Berry stated that she was “still shaking,” hours after the event.

The animals didn’t show any signs of stress or bleeding, according to Berry, who asked park officials to check if they were harmed after the scuffle. Credit: Krystal M. Berry via Storyful