Here’s an ugly story from my part of the country: An alligator bit off a man’s arm in Moncks Corner. In order to reattach it, they cut open the gator and retrieved it from his belly. Good lord. It’s kind of amazing that it could be retrieved and put back on the guy.
This is why I never had any compunction about eating gator when I lived in Louisiana. I found it quite tasty and I knew that if it had the slightest chance, the gator would be eating me instead.