Scot Hollingsworth of Daytona Seaside mentioned he heard a noise and after opening door was bitten by 9ft alligator on the thigh
A Florida man answering a knock at his entrance door was promptly bitten by a 9ft lengthy alligator when he opened it to see who was there.
Scot Hollingsworth, of Daytona Seaside, informed native TV station WKMG that he was watching TV together with his spouse when he heard a bump on the door and bought as much as examine.
“I jumped up and headed over and opened the door, stepped out whereas making an attempt to succeed in the lights and barely bought out the door and bought my leg clamped on and [it] began shaking actually violently,” he mentioned.
“It was simply complete shock and shock,” he mentioned. “I think I stunned the alligator as a lot as he stunned me.”
Hollingsworth was bitten within the higher thigh and brought to a hospital the place he was handled for his accidents. He’s anticipated to make a full restoration.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee discovered the gator and later euthanised it.
Florida has a big and booming inhabitants of alligators which steadily bumps up in opposition to the state’s human inhabitants because it expands into the state’s swamps and waterlands. Assaults and accidents are uncommon however do occur.
Final month an 85-year-old lady strolling her canine died when an alligator pulled her right into a pond in south-east Florida after she tried to defend her pet from assault.