This Nine-Year-Old Boy Survived A Vicious Alligator Attack And Is Being A Total Badass About It

"It was a pretty big tooth. I want to put it on a necklace so then I can tell all my friends."

Meet nine-year-old Florida resident James Barney.

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On August 7, Barney and a friend were swimming in East Lake Tohopekaliga in Kissimmee, FL., when he felt an excruciating pain.

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A nine-foot long, nearly 500-pound alligator was attacking him, biting and clawing at his backside and stomach.

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Miraculously, Brady escaped with just minor flesh wounds. A tooth was embedded in his body, which he plans to make into a necklace. Even more shocking is how nonchalant Brady was when talking to reporters from his hospital bed on Friday.

Watch the video of Brady's interview here:

H/T Orlando Sentinel

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