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This is probably one of the very few ways an alligator can get high …

Man Attacked By Gator After Smoking Crack

Lakeland, Florida (WTSP-TV) – A Polk City man is in critical condition after being attacked by an alligator early Wednesday morning.

Officials say the man had been smoking crack cocaine and was naked when he walked into a swampy area of Lake Parker in Polk County around 4 AM. While walking through the water, an alligator believed to be about 12 feet in length attacked the man. Authorities say the victim, identified as 45-year-old Adrian Apgar, then started screaming for help.

A short time later, three deputies and a Sgt. from the Polk County Sheriff’s office arrived on the scene. Within seconds, the men started walking through the swampy area looking for the victim.

“When I first saw him (Apgar), he was crouched down, you could tell the alligator had him by the arms,” says Billy Osborne, a Polk County Deputy.

Eventually the men were able to get Apgar from the alligator and pull him to shore.

“I would be lying if I didn’t say I was somewhat scared,” says Michael Parker, one of the other deputies who responded.

Apgar was taken to a local hospital and according to the sheriff is in critical condition. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says Apgar has a broken right arm, a partially amputated left arm and major trauma to his left leg and rear.

“I asked the deputies how big do you thing the alligator was?” say Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. “They said ‘about the size of a school bus.”

About 10 hours after the attack, professional trappers removed an alligator from the lake that measured almost 12 feet in length. Officials believe it’s the gator that attacked Apgar. According to a Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesperson, the alligator will be destroyed.

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4 Responses

  1. Anon says:

    Serves him right.
    What’d he expect walking in a swamp?

  2. zremmas says:

    I’m kind of sad for the gator. Doing drugs really does hurt everyone around you.

  3. Maverick says:

    You feel sorry b/c the gator got shot?

    [cheesy janaza sermon]

    What about applauding his achievements? Getting a bit of human flesh and crack-laced blood … hey thats two birds with one stone. Lets celebrate his life, and the places he reached where few other gators have. An accomplished life, a grand legacy that he left behind for all his little ones.

    haaaallelujah, haallelujah amma’shootcha …

    [/cheesy janaza sermon]

  4. UmmZahra says:

    The gator is destroyed because humans are moving into the gators environment? :s

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