(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- A teenage boy in Florida must be very thankful his pants were on the ground Monday night.
Kendrick Williams, 17, was walking home from work when he encountered an alligator, which he says was between six and seven feet long, near a pond at an apartment complex in St. Petersburg, according to ABC News affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa Bay. Upon seeing the gator, Williams took off running but the alligator still managed to take a bite -- out of his baggy pants.
Williams just escaped the attack, coming out unharmed and with a few holes in his pants. His mother, Tanita Murray, told WFTS-TV that the sagging pants may have saved his life.
"That was the advantage of wearing baggy pants that day," Murray said.
The alligator seems to have gotten off the hook, too, since wildlife officers said there are too many gators in the pond to positively identify which one attacked Williams.
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