It was a very unwelcome home visit.
A Florida man was attacked by an alligator after opening his front door on Saturday night, according to a report.
Daytona Beach resident Scott Hollingsworth told WESH that around 9:42 p.m. he heard a noise outside his home, and as he walked outside, “something grabbed my leg and started shaking violently.”
He added that he didn’t turn on any lights, so he didn’t see his attacker clearly, but he told the station he initially thought it was a dog.
“I went back inside and closed the door,” Hollingsworth said.
Looking down, he saw that he “had a big cut on the side of my leg.”
The homeowner, who was set to attend Bike Week this week, required surgery for his injury and told WESH “everything’s going well” – but he “probably won’t be cycling anytime soon”.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrived at the scene and located the 9-foot alligator still lurking near Hollingsworth’s front door, Fox News reported.
The reptile was euthanized by an agency trapper.
Hollingsworth’s attack comes weeks after Gloria Serge, 85, was killed by a 10-foot alligator while walking her dog in Fort Pierce, about two hours south of Daytona Beach.
Serge was trying to protect her little dog from the massive 700-pound alligator as he dragged her to her death in the lake outside of her retirement community. Her dog survived the shocking attack.
https://nypost.com/2023/03/06/florida-man-scott-hollingsworth-attacked-by-alligator-lurking-outside-his-front-door/ Florida man Scott Hollingsworth was attacked by an alligator lurking outside his front door