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[BADASS] Man punches alligator into submission to save son

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  1. Xerobull

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    A Florida man saved his six-year-old son on Friday by punching an alligator into submission after the beast clamped onto the child’s right arm.

    The boy’s father, still reeling from the harrowing ordeal, told reporters he thinks it’s a “miracle” that not only does little Joey Welch still have his arm, it’s almost completely unharmed.

    The child fell off a pier into shallow waters as his father, Joseph Welch, was preparing to take him canoeing in Boynton Beach. Without warning, a large gator latched onto Joey’s right arm.

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    “So I ran in to the water, it was about waist deep,” Welch told WSVN-TV. “I had my son like this here, because I didn’t want to play tug-of-war with the alligator and get his arm ripped off. So while I’m doing that I started punching the alligator on top of the head as hard as I could.”
    Another man who witnessed the struggle rushed over and began kicking the creature in the belly as Welch wrested his son free, stunningly without even any punctures on the arm.

    “It’s a miracle,” he reportedly said.

    The alligator was later killed by animal control authorities.

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  2. rhadamanthus

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    Cool story. (bro)

    Not sure why they killed the alligator, but I guess it makes folks feel better or something.
     
  3. nickb492

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    They do it for Chubbs.
     
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    Because it tried to eat a kid. But also, it's Florida.
     
  5. EddieWasSnubbed

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    Fritters and boots.
     
  6. justtxyank

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    I think standard practice in animal control is animals that attack humans are put down. I'm not an expert, but I think their thinking is that many of these animals are not aggressive towards humans and the ones that are need to be eliminated.
     
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    LOL, yeah, only kill the alligators that would eat people. The vegan gators are fine. I also think killing it was unnecessary but if it was something smaller, like a snake, nobody would care. Size matters. Cuteness matters.
     
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    Typically they won't attack humans unless they've been conditioned to expect food from humans. That's what the "Don't feed the animals" signs are for. If you feed them, they see you as a food source. If they see you as a food source and they're hungry, they get pissed.
     
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    Well done sir!
     
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    The kid basically fell on an alligator, bro.
     
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    Father of the Year! Glad the kid is in one piece.
     
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    Holy **** that's one scary mofo!

    Chuck Norris' mustache could probably choke the alligator to death. No punch needed because his punch can destroy whole cities at a time.
     
  15. RocketRaccoon

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    LOL...no kids I bet.
     
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    Look at his eyes....your dead before he even hits you. :grin:
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  17. Nook

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    Fall in the water next to a gator and see what happens.
     
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    It's not like there's a shortage of alligators in Florida. Make the kid some boots for his troubles.
     
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    The kid fell into the water, though.

    It's not as though the alligator leapt up on the boat and starting going HAM on the father and son.
     
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