WOULD YOU offers alligator your arm to save your life?
A Florida teenager has lost his right arm below the elbow to an attacking alligator.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino told Fort Myers television station WBBH the teen's arm was still inside the 11-foot alligator when it was hunted down and killed Monday evening.
The television station reports 17-year-old Kaleb Langdale was rushed to a Fort Myers hospital but the arm couldn't be reattached.
Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River near Moore Haven when the attack occurred. A friend told ClickOrlando.com that he’s been around alligators his entire life and offered the gator his arm to avoid more serious injuries.
"He's smart enough to know that if he offers him (alligator) his arm, he’s not going to take his torso," Matt Baker, the friend said.
Rebecca Langdale, the teen's sister, said her brother took the gator by the chin "like he saw on TV a million times." He turned to swim and the alligator grabbed his arm.
"He knew once it grabbed his arm, he was going to lose it," she told The News-Press.com. "So he put both feet on the alligator’s head and pushed and pretty much took his own arm off before the alligator could."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/10/alligator-bites-off-swim...
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