SAINT CLOUD, Fla. - Few people get attacked by an alligator and live to talk about it.
But 9-year-old James Barney is one of those few. James survived a gator attack at a lake in Saint Cloud, Fla.
Barney says he jumped into the lake to cool off, felt a tug, and found himself in a fight with an alligator.
The boy is now recovering from surgery. His doctor says they found an alligator tooth embedded in his back.
Barney asked for the tooth and wants to put it on a necklace. But after the attack, he says he won't be swimming in that lake anymore.