Although they are not frequent, crocodile attacks create fear and anxiety. In Sanibel, Florida, a man who He was just looking to wash his hands in a pond when a reptile surprised him, Last week one of these animals bitten the hand of the subject, who now has serious injuries.
The incident took place on the morning of Thursday, December 15, when a man, whose identity was not disclosed, approached a pond. There, while his hand was in the water, a crocodile startled him and bit him., Without understanding how he did it, the victim broke free and was able to quickly call for help.
As Sanibel city officials explained in a statement, it was the victim who called 911. However, before People near the spot immediately helped him and bandaged his head, It was a way of buying time and a way of saving him from bleeding to death while they waited for the police to arrive with medical attention.
After one look, the staff determined that The man had suffered a “serious injury to his right arm”, So far, the authorities have not informed the current condition of the victim, but they have started searching for the animal at the place where the attack took place.
Sightings of these reptiles are common in Florida. A similar incident happened in early November. At that time, residents of a beach on the Treasure Coast were surprised to see an alligator. The strange thing was that this species was not often found in that place.
In that case, the Wildlife Federation said it was rare.”Because American alligators are found from the northern coast of South America, Central America and the Caribbean to Mexico.,
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) states that alligators are in 67 Florida counties. That is, they can be found in practically all bodies of fresh and brackish water, and occasionally in brackish water.
“Florida has a healthy and stable population of approximately 1.3 million alligators of all sizes,” adds the commission, which also recalls They are still on the federal endangered species list.Despite the fact that officials believe he has made a full recovery.
Furthermore, they remind the population about the reason why it is illegal to feed them. They may lose their “natural fear” of humans and instead associate them with food.,
Although one might believe otherwise, these reptiles rarely bite people. From 1948 to 2021, 441 unprovoked bites have been recorded in Florida, Of these, 26 died. Attacks often lead to serious infections, which must be treated immediately by a doctor.