May 10, 2017

What to do if you're bit by an alligator

10-year-old girl reveals how she fought off a nine-foot gator biting her leg by sticking her fingers up its nostrils

Juliana Ossa, 10, learned tips to fend off an alligator from Gatorland, a theme park and wildlife preserve in Orlando, Florida. When an alligator bit her leg on Saturday she stuck her fingers in its nose, forcing it to open its mouth to breathe and enabling her to get away. She also yelled loudly for help which quickly came as people reacted swiftly and decisively to the unexpected danger.

Two lifeguards then bandaged Ossa's bleeding leg before she was taken for medical treatment. She is able to walk and recovering after receiving 10 stitches in her leg. The alligator was captured and euthanized following the attack. 

It's a good idea to make a lot of noise while poking an alligator in the eyes and ears if attacked.
Posted by Jill Fallon at May 10, 2017 1:50 AM | Permalink