A 75-year-old Florida man is recovering after he was almost killed by a nine-foot alligator while playing golf last Wednesday. Yeah, that’s a bad day on the course. Albert Miller hooked his approach shot at Lake Ashton’s Golf and Country Club into a shallow pond. When he went to retrieve it, things got all Chubbs from "Happy Gilmore."
Miller went over to the edge of the water with a ball retriever tool, and found two balls that weren't his, so he turned to leave.
That's when the alligator launched at him from under the water and got him by his left knee.
"He lifted me up three feet and slammed me down," Miller said.
Price ran over and grabbed Miller under his shoulders while the animal was thrashing and pulling.
The other two golfers in the foursome ran over to help.
Miller said the animal took one look at him and clamped down harder.
"It was excruciating to say the least," Miller said.
As the animal started dragging Miller into the water, Miller prayed for a miracle.
He got one.
"He let me go," Miller said. "I was three feet from my life. He had me submerged up to my belt buckle. That was my miracle of the month."
Miracle of the month? My God, this guy has high miracle standards. Miller received 35-40 stiches to close up a 10-inch wound.
Still, he’s very lucky. Alligators are not to f*cked with.