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Watch a gator scare the living daylights out of NHL All-Star Erik Karlsson

February 25, 2017

In 2015, former NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick tried to tackle a gator on the golf course. But thanks to five-time PGA Tour winner Jesper Parnevik, we now know not all pro hockey players are that fearless. Or crazy.

Parnevik was playing golf with Ottawa Senators All-Star Erik Karlsson at Medalist Club on Saturday when their foursome saw a large reptile in a pond. Karlsson got pretty close and seemed unafraid -- at least, until the gator thrashed around in the water.

The unexpected movement scared the living daylights out of a man tough enough to twice be named the NHL's best defenseman. Check it out:

It's OK, Erik. We'd call this -- and not diving on top of a dangerous creature -- the normal reaction to have in the situation.