A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by an alligator is facing charges over his attempt to feed the animal.
Collier County Jail records show that Wallace Weatherholt, 63, has been charged with unlawfully feeding the alligator and has posted a $1,000 (Â£640) bond.
His next court date is August 22.
Weatherholt was attacked on June 12 as he was giving an Indiana family a tour.
The family said Weatherholt hung a fish over the side of a boat and had his hand at the water’s surface when the nine-foot long animal attacked.
Wildlife officers tracked down and killed the alligator.
Weatherholt’s hand was found too, but it could not be reattached.
Opinion: Alligators have a brain the size of a walnut. It is almost entirely instinctual. This crocadile was not aware it attacked a human and it has not learned anything from this like a big cat of a bear would. Put anything near itand it will bite. Killing it was a waste of time as they are too dumb to learn to attack people, they simply attack everything.
Don’t bring back the dinosaurs.