Florida man diving for shark teeth survives alligator bite to the head

Florida man diving for shark teeth survives alligator bite to the head


He found teeth all right!

A Florida man diving for shark teeth was bitten in the head by an alligator — and survived.

Jeffrey Heim, 25, was attacked in the Myakka River on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

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“I thought I got hit by a propeller, it hit me so fast,” Heim told WFTS. “It felt like a boat was going 50 mph.”

Dressed in a wetsuit, Heim had plunged into the river to look for megalodon fossils, something he does often.

The Tampa resident had just come up for air when he found himself between the jaws of a gator.

“It just happened so fast – there’s nothing I could have done to defend myself,” he told Fox35. “It pulled me down, pulled my mask off.”

Fortunately, the reptile soon let go, allowing Heim to get his head back above the surface — where he locked eyes with the beast.

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