What do you do when there’s an 11-foot alligator blocking the road? Not what Glen Bonin and his three friends tried to do when it happened in Sulphur, Louisiana.
"(We) took our shirts off, threw it on his (the gator's) face, and we were going to come from behind it and jump on it... in the process of doing that, it spun around and grabbed my hand seconds before we jumped on it," Bonin said.
The alligator then snapped at Bonin, biting his hand and sending him into a daze.
"It felt like someone was pulling my arm out. I thought I was about to lose something. It felt like it lasted forever," Bonin said.
Bonin received 80 stitches and a lesson in the wrong way to deal with an alligator.
"I've always been the kind of guy who learns the hard way," said Glen Bonin.
If you ever find yourself in this position, it’s best to call law enforcement or wildlife authorities. You might even consider using a different route until the gator is gone. KPLC has some video footage of the gator encounter, in which it appears there was much more interaction with the animal than was necessary to unblock traffic. -via Arbroath