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WPTV-TV : declared in Golfer uses putter to fight off alligator at Magnolia Landing golf course in North Fort Myers

as mentioned in So I started hitting him in the eye socket, I hit him 3 times and he let go of my foot.
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.– Tony Aarts is nursing his foot at home after a good round of golf at Magnolia Landing took a serious turn for the worse.
And his advice for other golfers: “I guess a golfer should always keep a club in his hand.”
“My ball was about 10 feet from the pin and all I could think about was making a birdie,” he said.
Tony says if it weren’t for his good, solid, heavy Cleveland putter he might not be here today.

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Florida golfer, 75, uses golf club to thwart alligator attack

He needed the help of a golf club to escape from an aggressive alligator at Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club in North Fort Myers, Fla., last week.
I thought ‘Oh God, I’m in trouble’ and I remembered I had the golf club,” he told InsideEdition.com.
There were 388 reported alligator bites in Florida from 1948 to 2016, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
It grabbed my right foot,” the 75-year-old Cape Coral man told InsideEdition.com.
Tony Aarts wasn’t concerned with saving par, but rather with saving himself on a Florida course.

Florida man uses golf putter to escape jaws of an alligator

as mentioned in Tony Aarts used his putter to jab the gator in the eyes before the alligator let him go.
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL (AP/WFLA) – A Florida golfer made the shot of his life with a putter when he used it to escape an alligator that had grabbed him by the ankle.
According to data released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in September 2016, alligator bites on people in the state of Florida has been tracked since 1948.
Aarts was playing at the Magnolia Landing Golf & Country Club in the Fort Myers area last Wednesday when he heard a splash while approaching the fourth hole, according to WINK-TV.
Records show a total of 388 alligator bites in varying degrees of severity, including 24 fatalities.

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