Two amazing stories coming out of Florida. In May, a 75 year old man was attacked by an alligator while he was playing a round of golf.
Apparently the gator came out of one of the ponds at the golf course at Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club. Albert Miller was golfing with three of his buddies, when one of his balls went over a ridge near the ponds edge. After picking up the ball and starting to leave the alligator lunged toward him grabbing him by the knee.
Miller’s two friends ran to their friend’s aid. He was able to get away. The 9-foot, 190-pound gator has been captured. Miller is recovering after receiving 35-40 stitches.
Switching to the News Today
A teen in Fort Myers, Florida encountered an alligator who lunged out of the water and took off his arm. He had been swimming in the river when the attack occurred. Wildlife officers were able to kill the gator and retrieve the arm, but it could not be re-attached.
I just came back from a Florida trip and was watching fireworks next to a pond not knowing of the dangers. Word of caution, if the pond isn’t enclosed, and you’re in Florida, there is probably an alligator in it. This was a warning I got from a resident in Florida.