TODAY   |  July 09, 2013

Alligator chomps down on teen’s head, back

Seventeen-year-old Andrew Hudson is recovering from being attacked by a 10-foot long alligator while he was swimming with friends.

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>>> 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.