Everglades Airboat Captain's Hand Eaten By Gator, Later Recovered From Gator's Stomach
Talk about an occupational hazard. An airtboat captain lost his hand to the jaws of an alligator while giving a tour of the Everglades on Tuesday. Though, officials were later able to capture the gator and retrieve the man's hand.
The victim has not yet been publicly identified, but NBC2 says the man works for Captain Doug's Everglades Tours in Everglades City. He was giving a tour yesterday afternoon around 3:45 PM when the attack happened.
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