Quick! An alligator has bitten you, what do you do?
No, dying isn’t the correct answer, although it is a popular one. But seriously, how would you react in such a life or death situation? Would you think clearly? Or just crap your pants?
Well one ten-year-old girl in Florida fought back with some of the quickest thinking you can imagine. In a situation most adults would fail to survive, Juliana Ossa kept her cool and did something weird, clever, and ever-so-slightly-gross.
She shoved her fingers in the alligator’s nose.
This genius ploy was what saved her life. Without its nostrils free the alligator was unable to breathe and there was nothing it could do. It’s not like it has easy-to-access arms, is it? So the alligator was forced to do the only thing it could which was open its mouth and let poor Juliana go. Seizing this chance the young girl fled to safety with what is quite possibly the coolest damned story that any ten-year-old girl has ever had. You can watch her interviewed in the video below!
Juliana Ossa, you’re a badass.