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Buckle up because we have some live action from Utah where a kid’s birthday was interrupted by an alligator attacking its handler. “We got trouble here,” Donnie Wiseman yells out as the alligator handler’s arm is quickly snapped up by the gator who seemed to be looking for some birthday cake to munch on.
“Hey, we got trouble!” Donnie screams as the gator tussles with the handler and the little kids watch on behind the safety glass. That’s when Donnie’s dad strength kicks in, the adrenaline starts pumping and he jumps into the enclosure to battle the wild beast and save the handler.
“We didn’t expect this kind of thing when we set out for a birthday party today!” Donnie’s wife Theresa wrote on Facebook. “I have the most awesome, brave husband ever!”
You can say that again, Theresa. Your husband just risked life and limb so his kid’s birthday party won’t be remembered as the time the alligator handler was murdered. Donnie wasn’t going to let that memory sear into their brains.
You’re damn right Donnie wasn’t coming out of that pool until the situation was under control.
Edit: To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org” “Crocodile Donnie”Although, this was actually an alligator. 😉We didn’t expect this kind of thing when we set out for a birthday party today! 😮I have the most awesome, brave husband ever!Love you so much Donnie Wiseman and I’m glad you’re okay!!❤️Video credit: Theresa Wiseman
Posted by Theresa Wiseman on Saturday, August 14, 2021
All of this went down at Scales and Tails in Salt Lake City where the gator was going to be fed like usual when it “got a little extra spunky,” the business owner told the Associated Press. The AP reports the handler had surgery and is on antibiotics. The business says the woman is “doing well and is in recovery.”
As for dad, Donnie, he’s being hailed as the hero he clearly is.
“These gentlemen could have stayed in the safety zone as most of us would, but instead jumped into the situation, of their own volition, and helped secure the alligator,” Scales and Tails said in a statement. “Their help, combined with the training of our staff member, probably saved her life and her limbs.”