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Video Shows Alligator and Bull Shark Swimming Side-By-Side in Florida Lagoon

Reports say Indian River Lagoon is one of the most important bull shark nurseries on the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

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It's not every day you see an alligator and a bull shark swimming in unison, but that's exactly what Florida resident Gray Vinson witnessed while visiting Indian River Lagoon Sunday, he told NBC 6.

The Vero Beach native, who grew up swimming and boating around the river, said he filmed the rare moment from a walking bridge.

"Bull sharks and gators have been spotted before but to my knowledge this is the first time together," Vinson said.

Video shows both creatures gliding next to each other in the brackish water. Vinson also captured a video of a manatee that appeared to escape the shark and gator unscathed.

The Indian River Lagoon is a bull shark nursery, according to the University of Florida. Young bull sharks typically use the area until they are about 9 years old, and then move into an adult habitat offshore, George Burgess, Florida Program for Shark Research director, said in an article.

Vinson said the area is well-known for seasonal bull sharks. His post on Facebook has been shared more than 600 times.

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