Woman gets out of the car and tries to drive alligator away from the highway

“A normal day in Louisiana” is how Kelsey Mercantel described the moment when a woman tried to drive an alligator off a highway in the United States of America.

According to The State newspaper, the animal refused to leave, until a man approached with a piece of wood and managed to push it away.

Kelsey recorded the moment on video and shared it on her TikTok page. The publication has been seen more than 2 million times and in it you can read comments like “good way to lose a foot” and “dangerous game”.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has pointed out that it is illegal and dangerous to keep or handle alligators or crocodiles and that people should not try to move them, even if they appear on highways.

Later, Kelsey made a new video where he explains that this kind of thing happens frequently in the city of Louisiana and that no one in the video was trying to harm the animal.

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Jeffre, 25, went diving for shark teeth in Florida

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08. June 2021 – 11:31 Clock

Jeffrey Heim survives fractured skull: “It felt like a propeller”

Jeffrey Heim only dived for shark teeth in a Florida river, but fell victim to the razor-sharp teeth of a large alligator himself. The 25-year-old suffered severe injuries and was lucky to survive the attack of the lizard. His skull fractured and his scalp had to be sewn with 34 stitches. In US media he tells the dramatic story of his encounter with the 2.70 meter long attacker.

Perhaps he disturbed the animal by looking for shark teeth in the brood

The animal pounced on him when he was about to come up from a dive. Maybe he disturbed the animal during the brood. “It felt like a propeller,” he said in a TV interview. “Like a boat that catches you at 80 kilometers an hour.” His head was in the alligator’s mouth, Heim didn’t know what was happening to him.

“You never understand the power of such a wild animal until you suddenly hang in your mouth,” he says. He believes his hand instinctively protected his face. The stab wounds suggested that, he says. He doesn’t know exactly, however, because everything happened too quickly.

“Somebody was paying attention”

He would have tried to stay calm. “I didn’t fidget because that would only have reinforced his prey instincts,” says the diver. He was lucky, the alligator lost interest in him and swam away. Heim slowly waded back ashore, where horrified people noticed him and called for help.

He posted pictures and videos of his story on Instagram. He knows he’s been incredibly lucky. Except for the head injuries, he was unharmed. “I think he hit me at the perfect spot. Someone was paying attention.”

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Her twin sister rescued her from the crocodile attack and now she is fighting for her life

Melissa and Georgie Laurie, 28, are inseparable twin sisters. In fact, they were now on vacation in Mexico, in the tourist area of ​​Puerto Escondido, in the state of Oaxaca.

The sisters of British nationality visited a lagoon near the town to bathe at night. Melissa jumped into the water first in a place that was readily safe.

Melissa was swimming when she felt a hit from an alligator attack. Although the reptile submerged her, the twin managed to cry out for help.

Georgie heard the cry and without hesitation jumped into the water. It was night and he couldn’t find his sister, until he spotted her face down.

Without understanding what had happened, he took it and began to drag it to the shore, when it was attacked by the crocodile. The animal began to bite them, but Georgie lunged to fight him and release her sister from the reptile’s jaws.

Georgie managed to get Melissa to shore and call for help, but both were seriously injured.

The emergency teams took them to a medical center where they began the treatments to remove them.

Both sisters remain serious, but Melissa is the most complicated, as she is still in a coma and life-threatening.

The pain of parents

The twins ‘mother, Sue Laurie, from Sandhurst in Berkshire, UK, discussed her daughters’ plight with the Daily Mail.

“We have two twin daughters who are traveling through Mexico and were attacked by a crocodile last night (yesterday),” the mother said.

Sue explained that “Melissa is alive, but we do not know if her injuries endanger her life or not.”

The twins’ mother said Melissa “has water in her lungs and has been coughing up blood. So we don’t know if she has a punctured lung or not. They have put her in a medically induced coma,” he said.

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Jeffre (25) dived for shark teeth – then an alligator bit him in the head

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04. June 2021 – 22:53 Clock

“It felt like a propeller”

Jeffrey Heim only dived for shark teeth in a Florida river, but fell victim to the razor-sharp teeth of a large alligator himself. The 25-year-old suffered severe injuries and was lucky to survive the attack of the lizard. His skull fractured and his scalp had to be sewn with 34 stitches. In US media he tells the dramatic story of his encounter with the 2.70 meter long attacker.

Maybe he disturbed the brood of the lizard

The animal pounced on him when he was about to come up from a dive. Maybe he disturbed the animal during the brood. “It felt like a propeller,” he said in a TV interview. “Like a boat that catches you at 80 kilometers an hour.” His head was in the alligator’s mouth, Heim didn’t know what was happening to him.

“You never understand the power of such a wild animal until you suddenly hang in your mouth,” he says. He believes his hand instinctively protected his face. The stab wounds suggested that, he says. He doesn’t know exactly, however, because everything happened too quickly.

“Somebody was paying attention”

He would have tried to stay calm. “I didn’t fidget because that would only have reinforced his prey instincts,” says the diver. He was lucky, the alligator lost interest in him and swam away. Heim slowly waded back ashore, where horrified people noticed him and called for help.

He posted pictures and videos of his story on Instagram. He knows he’s been incredibly lucky. Except for the head injuries, he was unharmed. “I think he hit me at the perfect spot. Someone was paying attention.”

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Disney Hotel Orlando: Alligator abducts toddler

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Alligator abducts toddler in Disney hotel complex

Major search on the premises in the Orange District of Orlando, Florida.  50 emergency services are looking for the two-year-old who was torn into the water by an alligator

Around 50 emergency services were looking for the two-year-old who had been torn into the water by an alligator

What: AP

In the middle of a Disney hotel complex in Orlando, an alligator has torn a two-year-old with him in front of his father’s eyes. After a long search, the boy was found dead.

VA father in the US state of Florida has doubted tried to tear his two-year-old son out of the mouth of an alligator – in vain. The boy was pulled underwater by the reptile and killed. “Such an attack cannot be survived,” said Sheriff Jerry Demings. After several hours of searching, the boy’s body was found relatively intact, the official said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The tragic incident took place in the middle of the “Walt Disney World Resort”, the most popular holiday destination in the USA, on a lakeshore near the “Grand Floridian Resort & Spa” hotel complex. Disney closed all Disney World beaches as a precaution.

The family of five from the midwestern state of Nebraska had spent the evening at the artificial body of water Seven Seas Lagoon, according to police. The playing boy was standing about 30 centimeters deep in the water when the alligator suddenly appeared and snapped.

Animal is said to have been up to 2.10 meters long

“The father gave everything and tried to save the child,” said local police chief Jerry Demings. According to the newspaper “Orlando Sentinel”, the animal is said to have been between 1.40 meters and 2.10 meters long.

An older photo from 2008 of the lagoon where the accident occurred

An older photo from 2008 of the lagoon where the accident occurred

Source: AFP

Around 50 searchers searched the lake for hours overnight. The rescue workers used sound meters and headlights. Firefighters stood on the bank and searched the water with infrared cameras. An alligator catcher was also available.

Alligators are common in Florida

The hotel complex is connected to the amusement park by an elevated railway and belongs to the Disney group. The hotel management was shaken by the tragic accident.

A spokeswoman for the Disney Vacation Resort in Orlando, which includes theme parks, sports facilities and hotels, said everyone at the complex was “devastated”. According to the police, there has been no similar incident in the area so far.

There is a “swimming prohibited” sign on the lakeshore, but not a sign warning of alligators, said Nick Wiley, spokesman for the regional authority for the protection of wildlife. Alligators are common in Florida, but Wiley says it is very rare for them to attack humans.

Child attacked by alligator and abducted

A two-year-old child was attacked by an alligator in Orlando. The reptile had caught the child not far from Disneyland and carried it away into a swamp. The police are looking for leads.

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