Here in the Sunshine State, You Can Be Mindin’ Your Own Business One Minute

…and the next? You’re gator bait.

A 16-year-old Deland boy said he was bitten by an alligator while dangling his feet in the St. John’s River.
Cory Workman told authorities he was skipping rocks while waiting for friends early Sunday.
“Alligators are ambush predators,” said Kat Kelly, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Throwing rocks and sticks sounds like fish to them.”
The alligator chomped down on Workman’s left ankle and dragged the teen into the water. Workman punched the animal to no avail, and then remembered a technique he saw on a wildlife television program.
Workman shoved his thumb into one of the alligator’s eye sockets and the gator released its grip.

UPDATE: Seems they’ve nabbed a toothy devil and will be checking his smile to see if he’s the culprit.

6 Responses to “Here in the Sunshine State, You Can Be Mindin’ Your Own Business One Minute”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    “I told them if they caught it, I want to buy it.” he said. “It tried to eat me, so I’m going to eat it.”
    We need more kids like this.

  2. Mike Rentner says:

    I knew there was a reason I needed to watch all those wildlife shows!

  3. Susanna says:

    In spite of what *some people* would have you believe, television is not all bad!

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    THS, if that ‘gator had attacked her, would have used both thumbs. This means Workman is more evil than she.

  5. Crusader says:

    Hard to believe luggage can be so dangerous……

  6. Carola says:

    Pre-belt and luggage, those things have teeth.
    I don’t feel so bad about letting my kids watch so much tv now.

Image | WordPress Themes