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Scuba Scare: Diver Looking for Golf Balls Encounters Gator That Bit His Arm

Playing Scuba Scare: Diver Looking for Golf Balls Encounters Gator That Bit His Arm

A man in scuba gear is recovering after he was attacked by an alligator that bit his arm as he went diving for golf balls at a Florida course last week.

Read: Man Comes Dangerously Close to Alligator Chomping on His Head - on Purpose

Scott Lahodik was attacked by the gator as he was underwater collecting balls in at the Rotonda Golf & Country Club Palms Course in Charlotte County.

Onlookers called 911 after he emerged from the pond.

"It’s all the way down to the bone," one called said of the wound on Lahodik’s left arm.

Despite the ordeal, Lahodik is expected to recover.

Read: Cop Rescues Alligator From Parking Lot - With His Bare Hands

Diving for golf balls is a common practice and a $200 million industry. The recovered golf balls are resold for profit. However, there's always the risk of a deadly encounter with a hungry gator.

The gator was euthanized, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission protocol.

Watch: 12-Foot Alligator Takes a Stroll Across Golf Course as Deer Watch in Awe 

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