During an alligator attack, Eric Merda, lost his arm in Manatee Lake, Florida

Eric Merda was attacked by an alligator while swimming across Lake Manatee in Florida in July.

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A MAN’S arm was brutally bitten off by an alligator as it tried to drag him into a death roll – before he became lost in the wilderness for three days.

Eric Merda was visiting Lake Manatee Fish Camp in Myakka City, Florida when his excursion turned into an unbelievable tale of survival. When he eventually reached the huge lake at the site, the fatigued explorer decided to swim across rather than walk around. But his time-saving option almost proved lethal as he dove into the water and was ambushed by an alligator. Eric told CBS Miami: “I looked over and there’s a gator on my right-hand side, so I attempted to swim, and she got my forearm.

“So I grabbed her like this, she was trying to roll, but she snapped her head, so my arm slid backward… completely”. The Florida native was forced to fight for his life as the reptile dragged him below the surface three times. His arm was still trapped between its mighty jaws when Eric was yanked into a terrifying death roll. The dizzying movement is the reptile’s favored method of subduing its prey – latching onto its victim and spinning uncontrollably until its target is torn to pieces.

Eric says the beast than “took off with his arm”, leaving him desperately wading through the gator-infested waters. He eventually managed to climb out of the lake, but the disoriented local could not find his way back. Despite having one of his arms horrifically ripped off, he spent the next three days wandering through the wilderness with “bones poking out”.


Eric recalled: “You can’t see anything… sometimes I felt like I was walking in circles, I didn’t know. “So I started following the sun and power lines, stuff like that, whatever I could see.” He traversed the desolate marsh before he finally saw a fence – with a man on the other side. He continued: “I said, ‘Hey man I need some help and he says, ‘What are you doing?’ and I said, ‘A gator got my arm’. Eric miraculously survived his three-day expedition in the wasteland and is now adjusting to life without one limb. He urged visitors to avoid taking a dip in Lake Manatee, due to the deadly predators lurking underwater.

The Florida man added: ” Do not feed the gators alright and you guys know who you are, throwing rocks at them and stuff. “I’ve seen it on the job sites, leave them gators alone.” Swimming is permitted in selected portions of the camping site in the sunshine state, although alligators are known to be sleeping below the surface in some spots during the day. The attack came after a fisherman was attacked by FOUR crocodiles who dragged him underwater in a terrifying death roll in Zimbabwe.

Alexander Chimedza had one beast’s jaws fastened on each limb but was spared after a 40-minute struggle while his comrades poured down stones from the bank.

Eric Merda Age, Family, Early Life

Eric Merda’s birth date and Zodiac sign are not known. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.

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Eric Merda Girlfriend, What about his Relationship?

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Eric Merda Career, What is his profession?

Eric Merda miraculously survived his fight with an alligator before getting lost in the forest for three days. The beast tried to drag him into a death roll before tearing his arm off

How much is Eric Merda Net Worth?

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Which school and college did he go to?

The high school Eric Merda went to and the university he graduated from are all under review. Thus, we can assume that he completed his education in his hometown.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

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Physical Appearance of Eric Merda’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye colorBluish
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Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

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