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See, the thing about alligators is they have these big jaws—and teeth

An alligator wrestler was bitten by an 8-foot-long alligator and severely injured while performing Sunday at the Cotee River Seafood Festival, authorities said.

Jeff Quattrocchi, 45, an alligator handler from Kissimmee, was in the midst of a performance at 1 p.m. when the reptile chomped onto his right arm. He was transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg by helicopter and later reported to be in stable condition. New Port Richey police Lt. Steve Kostas said Quattrocchi’s injuries are not life-threatening, but he is expected to undergo surgery.

via St. Petersburg Times

There must be a reason people wrestle alligators but I’m not sure what it is.

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May 10, 2010 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on See, the thing about alligators is they have these big jaws—and teeth

Safety tip: Alligators really don’t look much like a dog.

A Florida man searching for his dog thought he saw it under his car. Nope. It was an alligator which bit both his hands when he reached for it. No word on whether the dog was in the alligator.

via Man reaches for dog, gets bitten by alligator | abcactionnews.com.

November 9, 2009 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Safety tip: Alligators really don’t look much like a dog.