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Man attacked by gator in Myakka River

MYAKKA RIVER, Fla. – 25-year-old Jeffrey Heim had only been in the Myakka River for one minute before a gator snapped its jaws around his skull. “You never understand the power of a wild animal like that until you’re in its mouth,” said Heim.  He frequently dives in Florida waters, looking for fossilized Megalodon shark teeth. A commercial spearfisherman, ethically sourcing shark teeth is his passion project. But Sunday, May 30th, that passion turned into pain. “I come up for a breath and I felt like I got hit by a boat going 50 miles an hour,”...

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