This is why I stick to mocking children and not deadly animals.
According to Fox 8 in Cleveland:
The video shows Beck successfully completing the first demonstration by placing his hand inside the gator’s mouth before its jaws snap shut. But when he tries a second time, the gator charges, causing Beck to slip and fall. That’s when the animal clamps down on his arm.
As screams from horrified fairgoers erupt from the crowd, Beck’s partner, Albert Lucas, rushes to help him, desperately trying to get the animal to open his jaws by tapping it on the snout. When that method fails, Lucas grabs a stick, which eventually forces the gator to release its grip.
The injured Beck then rushes off the stage while Lucas addresses the botched stunt : “Well folks, these things happen. Dan’s going to get some medical care. We’ll be back tomorrow.”
Warning: video is graphic.