If you have an alligator removal problem, leave it to the professionals.
A Lousiana man learned that the hard way after he received 80 stitches from wounds he sustained during a botched attempt to pull a gator from the road.
Glenn Boin and his three friends saw the alligator on the side of the road near the town of Sulphur, and thought they’d step up to clear the gator from traffic.
“[We] took our shirts off, threw it on his [the gator’s] face, and we were going to come from behind it and jump on it,
Boin told KPLC-TV. “In the process of doing that, it spun around and grabbed my hand seconds before we jumped on it.”
The gator nearly bit Bonin’s hand off during the altercation.
“It felt like someone was pulling my arm out. I thought I was about to lose something. It felt like it lasted forever,” said Bonin.
Bonin plans to take physical therapy to straighten out his ring finger and pinky finger.
It’s safe to say he learned his lesson. In an interview with the station, Bonin encouraged people to leave alligator removal to local wildlife authorities.
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