grabbed him and tore him up pretty bad, “said gator trapper. A GATOR GOING ON THE ATTACK IN A UNLIKELY PLACE. THE GATOR BITTING A MAN’S ARM AT A GOLF COURSE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY. OFFICIALS SAY THE MAN WAS A CONTRACTOR…. HIRED TO REMOVED GOLF BALLS FROM PONDS ON THE GOLF COURSE… 4 IN YOUR CORNER’S DEBORAH SOUVERAIN JOINS US NOW WITH MORE DEBORAH? , AMY AND PATRICK, THESE DIVERS ARE USUALLY COLLECTING GOLF BALLS UNDERWATER WHILE THE GATORS SWIM ABOVE THEM.. WHEN TRAPPERS SAW THE SIZE OF THIS GATOR…. THEY SAID THE DIVER IS LUCKY HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE. NATS HE’S TEN FEET…5 INCHES. NATS AND IRRITATED. NATS — gator hissing and struggling against trapper A TRAPPER PULLING THIS GATOR FROM A POND AT A GOLF COURSE IN ENGLEWOOD. AFTER HE WENT ON THE ATTACK…SENDING A GOLF BALL DIVER TO THE HOSPITAL. show pics “He’s lucky he got away from him. because he’s a big heavy body gator and they got that big long tail it’s like a paddle,” said Bill Conrod Alligator Trapper ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, THE GATOR BIT THE DIVERS LEFT ARM AS HE WAS REMOVING BALLS FROM A POND NEAR THE SIXTH HOLE AT THE ROTONDA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. LUCKILY HE MANAGED TO BREAK FREE AND GET HELP, BUT RUNNING INTO GATORS ON THE GREEN ISN’T UNCOMMON, ACCORDING TO THIS GOLF BALL DIVERS LIKE BILL KRAUSE. “He had bitten at my tank while I was in the water,” said Bill Krause” KRAUSE SAW THIS TEN FOOTER WAS IN A POND AT A GOLF COURSE ON SANIBEL ISLAND. “It’s almost everyday you’ll see an alligator,” said Krause WHICH IS WHY SAFETY GEAR IS A MUST. NATS — bill throws oxygen tank into water NATS – Bill attaching clips on harnesss “clip for safety so that the harness won’t come off,” said Krause BECAUSE OF THE DANGERS …BILL USUALLY DIVES WITH A PARTNER. “Usually the alligator will rise from the bottom and they’ll follow that tank,” said Krause THE GATORS SWIM ABOVE HIM…WHILE HE’S UNDERWATER COLLECTING BALLS. HE SAYS MOST GOLF COURSES WILL REMOVE NUISANCE GATORS ONCE THEY’RE AWARE OF IT. BUT HE URGES GOLFERS TO BE CAREFUL. “An alligator is kind of like a turtle. They are scared of you but they can eat you, so” said Krause THE MAN WHO WAS BIT TODAY REPORTELDY BROKE FREE FROM THE GATOR BY PUNCHING IT. HE IS RECOVERING FROM HIS INJURIES TONIGHT. LIVE IN STUDIO DEBORAH SOUVERAIN FOX 4 IN YOUR CORNER.