FL Teen Survives Alligator Attack

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A Florida teenager was attacked by an alligator but fought it off and lives to tell the tale.

FOX News Radio’s Steve Knight reports:

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Andrew Hudson was floating down the Econ River:

(Hudson) “Hey, I didn’t see him or nothin’ at all”

The alligator that attacked him was ten feet long:

(Hudson) “Felt like a big thud and felt the pressure on my head and he took me under.”

The jaws snapped on Hudson’s head:

(Hudson) “I started swingin’ and hittin’ him a couple of times and then right when he let go I took off swimmin’ as fast as I could.”

And that saved his life.

(Hudson) “If he held on or started to roll or kept me under, I probably wouldn’t have made it.”

He’s lucky the bites didn’t kill him.¬†Doctors used 23 stitches and 17 staples in his head to close the wounds.¬†Remarkably, he says he’ll probably swim in the river again, just not anytime soon.

Steve Knight, FOX News Radio.

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