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Florida: Alligators

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Alligators attack all over the U.S. An elderly golf player
recently lost his arm after he was dragged into the greens pond at the Ocean
Creek Golf Course in Beaufort County, SC. But Florida sees the most, with about
7–8 attacks a year and a fatality every couple of years. Attacks happen when
unsuspecting people get too close to water where gators live.

Survival Tip: If an alligator bites you, fight back—thrash,
make noise, hit, kick, and poke its eyes until it releases you.

Safe Spotting: For a slice of Old Florida, the steady
glass-bottom boats at Silver Springs in Ocala can’t be beat for getting crisp views of the gators in their
underwater environment.

Worst Places for Animal Attacks

Florida: Alligators

Alligators attack all over the U.S. An elderly golf player
recently lost his arm after he was dragged into the greens pond at the Ocean
Creek Golf Course in Beaufort County, SC. But Florida sees the most, with about
7–8 attacks a year and a fatality every couple of years. Attacks happen when
unsuspecting people get too close to water where gators live.

Survival Tip: If an alligator bites you, fight back—thrash,
make noise, hit, kick, and poke its eyes until it releases you.

Safe Spotting: For a slice of Old Florida, the steady
glass-bottom boats at Silver Springs in Ocala can’t be beat for getting crisp views of the gators in their
underwater environment.

Alex Gore/Alamy

Worst Places for Animal Attacks

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