Saturday, July 26, 2014

Once Bitten - Get Bitten Again

Who says golf isn't a dangerous sport? When you dunk all those balls in the lake, spare a thought for the diver you're sending in after them... especially if it's Stephen Martinez.

God love him... he doesn't exactly learn fast, does our Stephen. You see, he makes a living out of diving for golf balls. Sounds straightforward enough, but when you're collecting balls in Florida's lakes and ponds you have the added danger of alligators.

You'd think Stephen would know this... and maybe he did... but it didn't stop him getting attacked by an alligator in 2006. You'd think he might consider that a good reason to find a new profession. You'd think, at the very least, that he might identify ways to prevent it from happening again...

... apparently not!

On Wednesday last week, Stephen was diving at Bonaventure Country Club in Weston, Florida when a eight-foot alligator just snuck on him, grabbed him by the arm and took him for a swim.

If you want to read about the attack, the escape, how he probably should have lost an arm and how this is still not going to stop him diving for golf balls, here's the story.

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