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Three-Legged Alligator Attacks Man

Man in hospital after encounter at homeless camp

A homeless man from Gainesville, Florida, is in the hospital after a three-legged alligator attacked him while he was bathing in a creek. James Wimmer had reportedly been drinking when he stripped off his clothes and jumped into Sweetwater Branch Creek. A friend in a nearby tent camp heard him scream and ran to his aid, fighting off the nine-foot alligator with a cinder block. Wimmer, 51, is reportedly recovering and able to speak.

Read more at The Gainesville Sun

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