An air boat captain from Everglades City, Florida, had his hand ripped off by an alligator while he was allegedly feeding the animal on Tuesday. Witnesses said the victim, an employee of Captain Doug’s Everglades Tours known as Captain Wally, was seen feeding an alligator marshmallows minutes before the animal bit off his hand. Incredibly, the severed limb was later retrieved from the reptile’s stomach when officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tracked down and killed the gator. According to local News, the attack happened at around 3:45pm when Captain Wally took a group of six people for a ride on the water. Witnesses said the air boat captain was conscious when he arrived back at the dock following the attack. The injured man was then rushed a Naples hospital, according to FWC spokesperson Carli Segelson. Wildlife officials had managed to find the alligator, euthanize him and retrieve the man’s hand from his stomach. The severed limb was then brought to the hospital. Captain Doug’s manager Glenn Smith said in a phone interview with the Daily Mail on Wednesday that doctors were sadly unable to reattach the severed hand. Captain Wally is currently recovering at the hospital. Smith declined to comment on reports that the victim was feeding the alligator at the time of the attack. ‘It was just an unfortunate incident,’ he said. A cell phone video recorded weeks earlier by an NBC2 producer showed a Captain Doug’s air boat captain taunting an alligator with food, although it was not clear if it was Captain Wally.