Kayaker Peter Joyce was out on the Waccamaw River when he was rammed by an alligator. The alligator hit Joyce so hard that it knocked the kayak over.
Luckily for Joyce, he was able to grab ahold of a branch to keep it from completely tipping upside down. Joyce shared his experience with WECT. “
“I thought I heard a fish jump to my left, turned out not to be a fish. About three feet from the kayak I made out the head of the gator and that was it, I had no time to react.
“My mind was playing catch-up at that point. Basically, when I made out the head of the gator towards the front end of the kayak it was kind of just a state of shock.”
As soon as it hit the kayak and I went what just happened? If it hit and there was nothing to grab on the right side of me, I would have inverted… It could’ve been a lot worse.”