Thursday, June 19 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-06-19 23:41:01 GMT
A group of East Texas men officially hold the world record for largest American alligator harvested legally. Justin Wells of Lufkin along with his three friends, Ryan Haltom, Tommy Bass, Jarrett JanusMore >>
A group of East Texas men officially hold the world record for the largest American alligator harvested legally.More >>
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -
A Sulphur man went toe-to-toe with an 11-foot alligator, leaving him with 80 stitches in one hand, but he lived to tell the tale.
"I've always been the kind of guy who learns the hard way," said Glen Bonin.
Bonin and three of his friends tried to move an alligator out of the way on Prater Road just south of Sulphur.
"(We) took our shirts off, threw it on his (the gator's) face, and we were going to come from behind it and jump on it... in the process of doing that, it spun around and grabbed my hand seconds before we jumped on it," Bonin said.
The alligator then snapped at Bonin, biting his hand and sending him into a daze.
"It felt like someone was pulling my arm out. I thought I was about to lose something. It felt like it lasted forever," Bonin said.
Despite it all, he says he's learned his lesson.
"Hopefully with therapy I'll be able to straighten out my ring finger and pinky a little bit," Bonin said.
Officials with the enforcement division of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stress that if you come into contact with an alligator or any wildlife, do not try to handle it on your own. Instead, call local law enforcement or the local LDWF office.
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:09 GMT
Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.More >>
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:17:32 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:39:10 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>