Media Courtesy of NY Daily News
James Barney, Jr. is either incredibly lucky, a reincarnation of a legendary warrior, or both, as he somehow fought off an alligator last week... and to top it all off? He's only 9-years-old
Witnesses of the incident recounted how James somehow fought off the gator with a flurry of punches. Furthermore, the alligator is allegedly 9 feet long, weighing in at an estimated 4- or 500 pounds, and had bitten him multiple times.
The universe had James' back, too
, as the bites hardly caused any damage and James escaped with only some cuts and bruises... as well as one of the gator's teeth! Allegedly, he'll be getting this tooth made into an adornment on a necklace to wear around town as a constant reminder of his unlikely escape.
It's all very heartwarming, but trappers are now searching for the gator who attacked James despite the boy's traveling into restricted waters. At the end of the day, this portion of the Osceola County lake was off-limits for a reason, and he trespassed into it -- because of what might be an innocent mistake on a child's behalf, a creature which, in a way, is also "innocent," will likely be paying for its crimes with its life.
What do you think of this incidence? Do you think that the gator should be killed following its attack? Is James Barney, Jr. the world's first literal superhero? Sound off in the comments!
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