An alligator attacks its handler at a child’s birthday party
A child’s birthday party at reptile center Scales and Tails in Salt Lake City took a dramatic turn when an alligator attacked a handler.
As the children gathered around an enclosure to learn about the alligator, the handler told the group that the reptile was not supposed to be up on the platform, so she needed to go in and get it to go back in the pool, even though it might be “kinda boring for a second.” But boring turned into chaos as the reptile lunged at the handler and clamped its jaws around her hand, pulling her into the water. Parents yanked their kids away from the scene while a guest, Donnie Wiseman, screamed out, “We got trouble in here!”
He then heroically jumped into the water and pinned the reptile down with his body, while a couple of other guests stood on the sidelines, not sure how to help. Throughout the ordeal, the handler remained remarkably calm. Between Wiseman’s bravery and quick thinking and the handler’s steady composure, they both made it out alive, and with all of their body parts.
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August 17, 2021 at 09:38AM