Animals in the wild can die at any time.

Even natural predators, like an alligator, aren’t immune to being hunted themselves, and there’s nothing they can do about it. They can fight it, but sometimes the predator has the upper hand.

It’s better just to go in blind, and the shaky camera and blurry images just make it even more suspenseful. If the alligator doesn’t see it coming, why should you?

Although if you want a better view that’ll also ruin the surprise, National Geographic has a similar clip.

H/T Digg | Photo via Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr