Happy Gilmore for Real!

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Remember in that movie Happy
Gilmore when there’s the alligator down in the swamp in Florida and it mauls the club pro
"Chubs", and bites off his hand.  Well it happened for real, and
the alligator had only one eye.  Coincidence, no way Jose.

American_alligatorVenice, Florida

(AP) — A man who lost his ball in a golf
course pond nearly lost a limb when a nearly 11-foot alligator latched on to
his arm and pulled him in the water, authorities said.

Bruce Burger, 50, was trying to retrieve his
ball Monday from a pond on the sixth hole at the Lake Venice Golf Club.

The alligator latched on to Burger’s right
forearm and pulled him in the pond, said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Burger used his left arm to beat the reptile
until it freed him.

It took seven Fish and Wildlife officers an
hour to trap the one-eyed alligator, which measured 10 feet, 11 inches, Morse

The pond at the sixth hole has a "Beware
of Alligator" sign.

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  1. athletics
    Jun 27, 2007 @ 13:10:22

    Sometimes life imitates art.