Man, talk one time you absolutely, positively DO NOT want to tip your kayak over. A diner at Ralph and Kacoos Restaurant in Spanish Fort, Alabama capture this tense moment on video.

Shannon Collins, who was taking the video, says that the gator was just hanging out in the reeds until the kayaker got closer. After a few minutes the big reptile began following him.

"The kayaker was an avid outdoors-man who was used to seeing lots of gators. He was very nonchalant when we talked to him at the shore...not at all panicked (like I would have been!)."