Arbroath ex-pat’s alligator attack

An alligator.

An alligator.

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An Arbroath man had a tussle with death recently after being attacked by an alligator in Florida.

Doug Brown (45), who now lives in Central Florida, suffered injuries to his hand after he was attacked by an eight foot alligator near his mother’s home.

Mr Brown had been repairing a water pump at the property when the alligator came out of a nearby canal and attempted to wrestle him back into the water.

He suffered a four inch gash to his hand and severed tendons pulling himself free from the creature’s mouth.

It was reported that wildlife officers later pulled the alligator from the canal.

Read the full story in this week’s Herald.