They Never Taught Me How to Take on a Gator in Swimming Lessons – This Kid’s My Hero!
By Michael Harrell
James Barney went for a swim when he felt a playful brush at his leg. But when he went to play back, he found himself brushing the jaws of a Florida gator – not the college football team, the reptilian swamp predator! And at age nine, this redhead fought off the beast…and now talks about it like it’s no big deal. Awesome.
Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.