A Florida man is recovering after being attacked by an alligator.
While searching for megalodon shark tooth in the Myakka River Tampa resident Jeffrey Heim was only in the water for a few minutes when he was hit with such force that he thought it was a boat that struck him.
“I thought it was a propeller, it hit me so hard,” Heim said. "I realized I was inside its mouth and if the alligator hadn't decided to let me go on its own, there was nothing I could have done to fight it."
Heim has 34 stitches in his head, a minor skull fracture, and bite marks on one of his hands. Because of the swelling in his head, he is unable to open his left eye, but doctors told Heim that he does not have any brain damage from the attack and is expected to make a full recovery.
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