Here's a good reason not to do drugs.
A 45-year-old, naked (yes, naked) man was pulled by police from the jaws of a nearly 12-foot-long alligator around 4 a.m. Wednesday in Lakeland, Fla.
Deputies, who responded to multiple reports about a man screaming for help, had to wade through thick mud about 20 feet into Lake Parker to get the guy.
Police pulled on his arms to try and free him while the alligator had a grip on his lower half. They couldn't shoot the beast because they said it was too dark and were afraid they would hit the victim.
Humm, let's see, what's worse, to die in an alligator's belly or from a gunshot wound?
After being freed, he was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a broken right arm, leg injuries and his left arm was hanging by a tendon.
When asked what he was doing in the lake in the middle of the night, he said ... smoking crack.
What a rush that must have been.
No word on why he was naked.
P.S. This picture is not the actual alligator. It's from a Florida family member who likes to remind me of why I moved to New Jersey.