Kaleb Langdale says he knew he would have to lose his right arm to save his life when a 10 foot long alligator attacked him while he was swimming in Florida.

Kaleb Langdale, 17, was swimming in the Caloosahatchee River in Florida when the alligator attacked.

He heard his friends cry out a warning, but thought they were playing a trick on him until he saw the animal heading straight for him.

The teenager explained how he tried to fight off the attack but the alligator was to bite his arm off in the struggle.

“I tried to hold him so he couldn’t bite me, but he did a death roll and knocked me off. So I took my foot and I kicked, trying to gain speed to go to the bank and when I was swimming, throwing my arms back and forth, this one, he got it,” he explained.

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