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Gator attack was 'fight for life'

A man attacked by an alligator after fleeing police in Florida has said he was in a fight for his life with the animal.

Twenty-year-old Bryan Zuniga told Tampa Bay's Fox 13 News that he was swimming and trying to hide when a six to eight-foot gator lunged at him.

Zuniga said he was nearly knocked unconscious when the gator's mouth hit his head. He fought back with both legs and the arm not caught between the alligator's jaws.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Zuniga ran away and into a water treatment plant after being pulled over by deputies on Thursday.

He was later found at a hospital being treated for puncture wounds to the face, arm and armpit area.

He has been charged with fleeing police.

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