A young couple have become the first people ever in Florida to have been attacked by a crocodile.
Mike Gregory, 23, and Leigha Poulson, 20, who miraculously escaped with minor injuries, were kayaking in the early morning in the Florida Keys after a night out partying, when they were flipped into the water.
As they struggled to get back inside the kayak, they were both bitten on the leg by a crocodile, with Poulson also suffering scratch marks to her side.
While alligators are a fairly common danger in Florida, no one is thought to have been attacked before in the state by the elusive American crocodile.
Officials have yet to confirm the details of the attack, but the couple are convinced it was a crocodile that bit them and the claims have been backed by a top university biologist.
Poulson, who recently moved to from Ohio to study marine biology at Florida Keys Community College, added:
"I was saying how pretty it was out there and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else because I am from Ohio and then the boat just flipped. Then I was screaming 'Oh my God!"
Welcome to Florida Leigha! Wanna change your major?
[Image via WENN.]
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