According to, Beaumont based Gator Country was hired to perform at the Old Town Spring Crawfish Festival and during the final show of the day, "the gator handlers were preparing to tape an alligator's mouth when one of the men accidentally stepped on the 9-foot long, 300-pound gators foot.” The gator reached back and flipped the man, but not without leaving a 20 inch-deep laceration to his left arm.

The entire incident was caught on camera, as horrified audience members watched.