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That's gonna leave a mark. Ouch!!!!!!
From Berkeley County South Carolina ... Don't go fishing for your golf ball ...
What is a Golf Ball Worth?
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The alligator clamped down on the man's arm and dragged him into a nearby pond. The man lost the arm below the elbow in the struggle. Wildlife officials worked quickly to capture and kill the alligator, before cutting the reptile open to remove the arm from its digestive tract.
The victim and his arm were flown to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where doctors tried to
These pictures were actually taken a couple of years earlier and were published in conjunction with a
Blood gushed from between his fingers.
'Call my wife, call my wife,' the man said through a snorkel mask.
Five nurses who were among those at the gathering quickly laid the man on the ground. They put ice on his wound, instructed him to take deep breaths and told him stories to keep him awake.
One of the picknickers, Jerome Bien, traced the bloody trail through the tree line and to the shore where he saw a pool of blood in the sand. About 25 feet out in the water in front of him, the eyes of a giant alligator stared back. The victim's arm remained clenched in its jaws.
Last updated: 12 January 2010
Donohue, Patrick. "Alligator Sightings on Fripp Island a Daily Occurence, Residents Say." The [Hilton Head] Island Packet. 9 October 2009. Paras, Andy. "Man's Arm Salvaged from Alligator's Belly." The [Charleston] Post and Courier. 17 September 2007. Paras, Andy. "Man Tried to Steer Clear of Gators." The [Charleston] Post and Courier. 18 September 2007.