Florida Man Bitten By An Alligator After He Opens The Front Door Thinking His Son Was Sneaking Friends In

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It’s hard out there in Florida…

Imagine this… you’re enjoying a night in with your significant other, drinking some wine and watching some movies, when all of a sudden you hear someone or something rummaging around in your driveway.

You think it’s  your 17-year-old son sneaking some friends into the house, so you go to investigate.

You walk up to the front door and open it, only to find a massive alligator looking you dead in the eyes. Before you can even blink, the gator proceeds to bite your leg.

I mean my God, this scenario can’t be real, right?

Well it was for 56-year-old Daytona Beach, Florida resident Scot Hollingsworth, and fortunately, he lived to tell the tale.

According to ClickOrlando, he checked outside when he heard something causing a ruckus.

He was then met by a nine-foot long gator that clamped down on him, and ultimately sent him to the hospital.

Hollingsworth told the outlet:

“I jumped up and headed over and opened the door, stepped out while trying to reach the lights and barely got out the door and got my leg clamped on.

It happened so quickly, wasn’t a whole lot (of time). It was just total surprise and shock. We see alligators behind our house, it’s a regular thing, but they always keep their distance from us.

I suspect I surprised the alligator as much as he surprised me.”

I guess this particular gator just woke up and decided to choose violence.

Luckily enough, the injuries weren’t too significant and weren’t life-threatening, but this would be enough for me to never check outside again whenever I hear something odd.

Frank Robb, who has nearly 30 years of experience working with crocodilians and started the nonprofit Environmental Education Awareness Research Support and Services, said that it’s the time of year where gators are more likely to confront humans:

“Their hormones, which are actually very similar to ours, ramp up twice a year. This happens to coincide with spring and fall.

They’re just more active this time of year, and you start to see more human conflict with them kind of crossing paths, the more homes that are being built, the more things that are going on, the more you see them walking around doing stuff.

They’re not only moving to look for the water, but they’re having fights with other alligators and wanting to get up and move for that reason. Right now, we’ve been dealing with both.”

So, if you just so happen to be in Florida this spring, stay away from gators like the plague, because this could happen to anybody.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock