Usually you see this in relation to tourists. (They don't believe the "Danger! Alligator" signs on golf courses.) But these are just 18-year-old guys not worrying about anything.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro says 18-year-old Timothy Delano of Naples is recovering at a hospital. Officials managed to catch the gator and retrieve the hand from its stomach, and doctors may be able to reattach the hand.If they can save the hand, that will be a miracle.
Wildlife officials say people should stay out of freshwater canals and lakes this time of year because alligators are more active, especially around dawn and dusk.Good advice.