Florida man describes moment alligator ripped off his arm

A Florida man has described the moment an alligator ripped off his arm as he swam across a lake.

Eric Merda, from Sarasota, survived three days lost in a swamp after the attack in Myakka City, south of Tampa, on 17 July.

“I look over and there’s a gator on my right-hand side so I went to swim and she got my forearm so I grabbed her... she was trying to roll but she snapped her head so my arm went backwards,” Mr Merda told 10 Tampa Bay.

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