After escaping the gator’s jaws, Barney was able to swim to shore while witnesses called 911. “He was crawling up the shore, screaming and crying and gator bites all over his back,” said one bystander. Barney was airlifted to the hospital. He had three superficial bites and 30 toothmarks and scratches. Doctors found a tooth in one of his wounds. Barney wanted to keep it and wear it on a necklace, but Florida wildlife officials needed the tooth to help them identify the alligator that attacked James.