A afternoon dog walk turns into fight for life with alligator

Published 12:27 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A Florida man is lucky to be alive after an afternoon dog walk turned into a fight for his life with an alligator.

According to new sources, Port St. Lucie resident Mark Johnson, 61, was walking his dog when he was attacked by an 8-foot gator.

After Johnson got his foot stuck in the mud, the alligator lunged at him and sunk its teeth into his leg.

Johnson said that during the attack, the alligator kept trying to pull him under the water, but after he poked the gator in the eye, the 8-foot monster retreated.

Johnson survived the attack, but he did receive 62 stitches in his right leg.

His dog, Rex, was unharmed during the attack.