A gator bites off manâ€™s hand in Florida. Timothy Delano, 18, was swimming in a canal when a 10 foot long alligator bit off his hand. Thankfully Delano is recovering in the hospital.
Amazingly, officials actually caught the gator and retrieved the manâ€™s hand from the gatorâ€™s stomach. There is a possibility that doctors will be able to re-attach Delanoâ€™s hand, which would be great for him.
Delanoâ€™s hand was bitten off by the gator around 9:30 pm on Sunday evening. After his hand was bitten off, he and his friends swam to shore, drove to a gas station and called 911 for help. A helicopter came to fly him to the hospital.
The important thing to take from this story is that officials want people to stay away from freshwater canals and lakes this time of year. The reason they are dangerous is because alligators are active. Be sure to stay away during dusk and dawn especially.
It is amazing that Delano was able to get to shore and get some help. I am glad to hear that he is recovering and may even get his hand reattached.
Source: Huffington Post
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