It was a really unwelcome home name.
A Florida man was attacked by an alligator after opening his entrance door Saturday evening, in accordance with a report.
Daytona Seashore resident Scott Hollingsworth informed WESH that he heard a noise outdoors his residence round 9:42 p.m., and when he stepped outdoors, “one thing grabbed me on the leg, began shaking violently.”
He added that he didn’t activate a lightweight, so he didn’t get an excellent have a look at his assailant, however informed the station that he initially thought it was a canine.
“I stepped again into the home and closed the door,” Hollingsworth mentioned.
When he seemed down, he noticed that he “had a big gash within the facet of my leg.”
The house owner, who deliberate to attend this week’s Bike Week, required surgical procedure for his harm and informed WESH that “the whole lot’s going effectively” — however he “in all probability gained’t be biking anytime quickly.”
Th Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee arrived on the scene and situated the 9-foot alligator nonetheless lurking close to Hollingsworth’s entrance door, Fox Information reported.
The reptile was euthanized by an company trapper.
Hollingsworth’s assault comes weeks after Gloria Serge, 85, was killed by a 10-foot alligator whereas strolling her canine in Fort Pierce, about two hours south of Daytona Seashore.
Serge was making an attempt to guard her small canine from the large 700-pound gator when it dragged her into the lake outdoors her retirement neighborhood to her dying. Her canine survived the surprising assault.