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This Boy Is Making A Necklace From The Tooth Of An Alligator He Just Fought

This is one brave boy.

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James Barney Jr. is not your average nine-year-old boy.

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Here he is revealing how he fought off an attack by an alligator while swimming in East Lake Tohopekaliga in Florida last week.

I reached down to grab it and I felt its jaw, its teeth and I didn't know what to do so I immediately reacted and hit it a couple of times. It then let go a little, finally I had enough strength left to pry its jaw open a little and it was slipping and that's how I got the scratches.Then it finally let go and I swam to shore while yelling 'help' and finally some people came over and pulled me in.

James was left with 30 scratches and teeth marks.

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Dr Ross Morgan from the hospital said: “The alligator bit him several times it looked like it was trying to get a hold of him, so it bit his leg, backside, abdomen, 30 different teeth marks of varying degrees. And scratch marks of claws.”

James revealed that when doctors removed a tooth from his body he said: “Ohh I want to put it on a necklace so than I can tell all my friends.”

When asked if he would be going swimming in the lake again, he replied simply: "Negative."