Florida Dad Rescues Son From The Mouth Of An Alligator, Earns Super Dad Title For Life
I’m always amazed when I hear stories of people who gain super human strength when faced with aÂ life threateningÂ situation. Like mothers who are able to smash open washing machines to save their child. Or even remain upside for over two months to save their preemies. While I hope to never be in a situation where I need to have super human strength, I would like to know if I’d be able to — oh I don’t know –Â wrestle an alligator to save my hypothetical childÂ if I had to.
Joe Welch ofÂ Pompano Beach, Florida knows all too wellÂ that when push comes to shove — he can out box a gator. JoeÂ and his 6-year-old son Joey were having a nice day justÂ canoeing around in the FloridaÂ Everglades when Joey fell out of the canoe into the shallow water and into the mouth of an eight-foot long alligator. After hearing screams from his son, Joe jumped into the water and used his best boxing moves to punch the head of the reptiles. A good Samaritan also joined the fight by kicking theÂ beast who eventually thought better of his choice to snack on a 6-year-old boy and released him.
Luckily forÂ Joey, his only injuries were some scrapes and bruises. HopefullyÂ the only memory that will remain will be his superhero Dad saving the day.Â As of rightÂ now, theÂ only lasting effect of the attack seems to be that Joey doesn’t want to go backÂ to theÂ Everglades.Â I don’t blame you, kid.