Justin Verlander dared Torii Hunter to kiss an alligator — and he did it (Photo)

Torii Hunter says he's scared of alligators, as most human beings would be. So when an alligator visited the Detroit Tigers clubhouse Tuesday — it's spring training in Florida, this stuff happens — team ace Justin Verlander dared Hunter to give it a kiss.

Like the clubhouse leader that he is, Hunter didn't back down. He shared this photo on Instagram along with the hashtags: " #defeatmyfear #stillfearit."

We're unsure what Hunter gets for winning the dare. Maybe a whirl in one of Verlander's fancy cars? Some left over Taco Bell? An autographed picture of Kate Upton?

Maybe it's just another fun spring training story that Hunter can tell years into the future.

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