posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:23 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox
Thank you for the info!
I will say that not everyone would be willing to tear their own arm off with the help of a gator to get free.
ARen't their underbellies soft? Is there any help there?
If you have a knife, or something very strong and pointy, then they have a couple of relatively soft spots, but not soft in comparison to human flesh.
Your fingers and finger nails are no match for their tough hide. The top is armored, the bottom is a little softer, but not that much.
Of course, it depends on the age and size of the gator also. It is was a relatively small or immature one, maybe you could induce enough discomfort
to make it want to find another target. That is your main objective, don't be an easy meal! Convince them to go after something else instead of
I've read the most effective means is to grab and grip with your fingers under their bottom jaw, pressing hard up into their mouth from the bottom.
This works with dogs and humans as well!
In most cases, you just have to not drown, and not get pulled into deeper water where they have the clear advantage. If you can stay on or near land,
and keep fighting, then they will probably give up relatively quickly.
They can run VERY FAST, which most people don't realize, but they won't run for very far, so it is always a good idea to run away.