Man charged after alligator eats his hand
August 5, 2012 | 31 comments
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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.
Source: Sky News
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