A brave schoolgirl who fought off an alligator with her bare hands after it bit her 'seven times' has spoken of her brave feat.
Juliana Ossa, 10, survived the terrifying attack after prying the reptile's mouth open as it repeatedly sunk its teeth into her leg at Mary Jane Lake, about 26 miles from Disney World.She told Inside Edition.
“I was in the water and there was a mean nine-foot gator biting my leg,” "The alligator grabbed my leg, I tried hitting it to release me but it didn't work."
She not only punched the beast in the nose, Ossa actually shoved her two little fingers into the gator's nostrils and pried his mouth open.
Thanks to what she learned at a nearby alligator park, Gatorland, the young lady knew how to handle herself.
"I used what they taught me at Gatorland, so I put my two fingers up its nostrils and it couldn't breath and had to breath from its mouth and then let my leg out," she said. "The gator didn't do anything because he was too busy biting my leg and too busy with his claws in the sand. He didn't have any attack moves to take out my fingers."