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Man charged after alligator eats his hand

Posted on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 | Comment icon 31 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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One Florida airboat captain got more than he bargained for when he decided to feed the alligators.

63-year-old Wallace Weatherholt had hung a fish over the side of his boat when a 9ft alligator surfaced and took a bite - consuming not only the fish but Wallace's hand as well. Wildlife officers were later able to track down and kill the creature and even retrieved the severed hand but doctors were unable to reattach it.

To add insult to injury, Wallace now faces a hefty fine for attempting to unlawfully feed the alligators. Charged $1000 for the privilege of having his hand chewed off, Wallace is due to appear in court later this month.

"A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by an alligator is facing charges over his attempt to feed the animal."

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Comment icon #22 Posted by Darkwind on 6 August, 2012, 0:12
DON'T FEED THE ALLIGATORS!! This happen not to far south of me. Idiot, the guy is a tour boat captain, he knows it is against the law and why. When you feed them they associate humans with food. They don't know the difference between your hand and a fish. Your hand is just a bonus. You don't even have to have a fish, just resting your hand on the side of the boat can cause one to attack, especially if they've been feed. On top of that he put all those people in danger. Gators can jump high enough to land in the boat or overturn the boat. I have seen them jump at gator farm shows. I think they ... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by Sundew on 6 August, 2012, 2:19
I know a man in Gainesville, Florida (yes, the land of the University of Florida Gators) who had his arm removed by an alligator. This particular gator lived in a lake at a popular botanic garden and had lived in the lake many years, causing no trouble, and the man knew it was there. Then one day while working near the pond the gator lunged from the water and grabbed him, pulling him into the lake (presumably to drown him). By poking the gator in the eyes and hitting it, it let go, but not before going into a spin and tearing off his arm. The gator was killed which is standard procedure for an... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by notoverrated on 6 August, 2012, 5:08
lol shouldnt losing his hand be enough?
Comment icon #25 Posted by Darkwind on 6 August, 2012, 14:15
lol shouldnt losing his hand be enough? No, he was responsible for everyone else on that boat. To operate a tour boat you have to have a license. You are taught the laws, he violated the law.
Comment icon #26 Posted by WolfBane on 6 August, 2012, 23:39
well give the man a hand too soon?
Comment icon #27 Posted by meankitty on 9 August, 2012, 2:04
And all the tourists should sue the guy for damages due to mental anguish, having to see all that hand chomping and alligator gutting.
Comment icon #28 Posted by csspwns on 9 August, 2012, 2:17
yes i think they should
Comment icon #29 Posted by Junior Chubb on 9 August, 2012, 2:44
well give the man a hand too soon? Too late... (http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231096entry4397481)
Comment icon #30 Posted by Eldorado on 9 August, 2012, 7:43
lol shouldnt losing his hand be enough? I agree... and as you know, once Lawyers become involved it will probably cost him an arm and a leg. p.s. lol
Comment icon #31 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 11 August, 2012, 1:58
Man that must suck. Reptile teeth don't slice they just grab and pull. Must have been rather painful.


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