I’ve been reading several accounts of the story about the 75 year old golfer who survived an attack by a nine foot alligator last week at Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club in Florida. The player had knocked his ball in the water on the 15th and was looking for it when the alligator launched out of the water and grabbed him by the left knee. After being trashed, then dragged into the water to his waist the alligator let go, perhaps because of the resistance it encountered as the golfer’s friends held on to him.
It took 40 stitches to patch his knee back together.
Following the incident the golfer said,
“He let me go. 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? I’m curious then, what was the miracle of the month for last month? Perhaps did he survive a fall from the observation deck of the Empire State Building? Maybe he survived a session of listening to John Daly’s music?