Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man’s thumb
Orlando, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man was bitten by an alligator after he mistook it for dead.
Orlando television station WESH reported Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an alligator twice with a specialized firearm known as a “bang stick” and thought it was dead. But the alligator bit Rohm as he tried to get it in the boat.
The alligator then jumped back into the water.