One thing is certain...
This won't be like any wrestling match you had in high school!
Let's get to it...
Of course, this is easier said than done.
This move will force its head and jaws down.
This will usually make it more sedate.
Use any weapon--or anything that can function as a weapon!--available. Use your fists if you must.
Alligators often open their mouths when tapped lightly.
They may drop whatever it is they have taken hold of, and back off.
Once you've released yourself from its jaws following step 4, try to keep the mouth clamped shut so the alligator does not begin shaking and rolling.
In other words, if an alligator gets ahold of your arm, it may begin to roll its body over and over, twisting your arm out of its socket repeatedly.
As your wrestle, focus on keeping its mouth closed!
Alligators have a huge number of pathogens in their mouths.
If you escape unscathed albeit with a few cuts and bruises, you could still end up worse off.
While deaths in the United States from alligator attacks are rare, there are thousands of attacks and hundreds of fatalities from Nile crocodiles in Africa and Indopacific crocodiles in Asia and Australia.
When in doubt, punch it in the snout.
Keep that mouth shut, give it hell in the eye and nose regions, then run like the dickens.
If you've done serious damage to its vision or if it feels like you could after wrestling with it, it will not follow you.
The information presented to you here today is from
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
- an excellent on-the-go addition to any hiking pack or bug-out-bag.
However, something like the SAS Survival Handbook will be more practical for everyday use while outdoors.
-Alexander @ Survival Cat
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