A boy in Florida ran out to the canal behind their home, as the mother watched. He jumped in to go swimming when his mother saw an alligator move into the water. She yelled for her son to get out of the water but just before he was able to get out the alligator grabbed his leg and started to pull him back out. The mother screened and grabbed her boys arms and started a tug of war with the alligator. A neighbor heard the screen and cam running with his gun and shot the alligator.

A little while after the boy had healed, the local news station was doing a story on the boy and he showed them his scars on his legs where more than 100 stitches were used to patch him up. But it was the scars on his arms that the boy seemed to be especially proud of; the cars made from a mother who refused to let go.