Florida Teen Survives Fight With Giant Gator

Andrew Hudson discusses the moment a 10-foot alligator latched its jaws around his head.
1:28 | 07/10/13

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Now, to that florida teenager who got trapped in the jaws of an alligator when he was just out for a day of fun request his friends. He barely survived the encounter. And he's now speaking out about what really happened. And abc's john muller has that story for us. Usually what we do in the summer. Go fishing. The water's nice. And rope swings, a lot of fun. Reporter: When andrew went swimming with friends on monday, he never imagined he would end up in a fight for his life. It took me a couple seconds to figure out it was a gator. Reporter: The 17-year-old was kicking his legs when he felt what he thought was a log. He took me under. And claws and body and stuff. And I tried to do whatever i could to get away. I didn't really want to die. Reporter: A nearly ten-foot-long alligator had latched on to the teen's neck. Its jaws around his head. He came up behind me and cla cla clamped. I couldn't see. Reporter: He fought until the giant gator miraculously let go. I got lucky there. And I got on land, bleeding everywhere. I took off my shorts and wrapped them around my head. Reporter: You can see hudson covered in blood, with his friend waving to a helicopter. While the teen now has 19 stitches in his back and 15 staples in his head, he says he's actually grateful that the gator attacked him and not his friend. I was glad it was me and not her because I was able toet away. Reporter: For "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york.

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