TODAY | July 09, 2013
>>> a florida teen is recovering from his encounter monday with a ten foot long alligator. he was swimming with friends when the gator grabbed him with it's powerful jaws.
>> just came up behind me. i didn't see it. i didn't see one all day in there. it came up behind me and i felt it and started freaking out.
>> doctors used about 3 dozen stitches and staples to close the wounds on his head and back. very lucky man.