July 8 (UPI) — A Florida man diving for golf balls in a golf course pond was attacked by an alligator.
Scott Lahodik, 51, was hired by the Rotonda Golf and Country Club in Rotonda, Fla. to remove all the golf balls from the course’s ponds. But while he was doing his job, an alligator swam up to him and bit his arm. Full Story ⤳
A hot air balloon carrying 17 people ended with an emergency landing in an alligator-infested pond.
“Orlando Balloon Rides” said in a statement:
“The pilot of an Orlando Balloon Rides passenger balloon is being praised after making a split second decision to intentionally make a water landing this morning. A change of wind direction at ground level just before touchdown meant the pilot was forced to make a quick decision — risk contact with powerlines, or land the balloon in a nearby retention pond.”
The crash happened near State Road 429 at Western Way, near Disney World. Nobody was injured. Full Story ⤳
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Every golfer needs a putter he can rely on — especially when an alligator decides to play through.
North Fort Myers resident Tony Aarts used his Cleveland Golf putter to subdue a 10-foot gator that attacked him Wednesday as he was approaching the fourth hole at Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club.
“As I was walking about 5 to 6 feet away from the water I heard a splash, and as soon as I heard that splash I knew it was an alligator, and he got me,” Aarts said.
The gator grabbed Aarts by his right ankle. He wound up on his back and rolled into the nearby water hazard as they struggled.
“I remember having a club in my hand, and as soon as he had me in the water up to my waist, I started hitting him over the head,” Aarts said. Full Story ⤳
This alligator almost got away. Full Story ⤳