Meet the guy who might be the most awesome man in the world:
Andrew Hudson, the Florida teenager who fought off an alligator Monday as he swam in the Little Big Econ State Forest, located just south of Geneva, told MyFoxOrlando.com he intends to graduate high school and join the Marines.
“I always have ever since I was little, and I accept the challenge and join the Marines. It’s always what I’ve wanted to do,” he said.
His dream of being a Marine was almost cut short by a 9-foot-long alligator that attacked Hudson from behind, bit his head and took him under the grassy waters of the river.
Hudson told the station that he felt the pressure on his head and the gator’s body next to his. At that point, he unloaded a few punches on the gator. The gator released him and Hudson made his escape.
Hudson’s injuries required 23 stitches and 17 staples to his head — and did I mention he punched an alligator?