A South Florida father’s canoe trip took a terrifying turn when his six-year-old boy fell into the water — and into the jaws of an alligator.
For a slight moment, Joey wandered and stumbled into the water’s edge.
Joey’s father heard his son screaming — and ran to the water to see his son stuck in the mouth of a gator.
“I immediately heard this blood curdling scream coming out of him,” Joseph said. “An alligator had latched on to his right arm. So I ran in to the water [and] started punching the alligator on top of the head as hard as I could.”
A witness heard the commotion and came to help.
Eventually they were both able to kick the alligator enough for it to let go of the little boy.