An alligator bites a Florida woman while pruning trees


A Florida woman continues to recover from injuries she received when she was attacked by a 10-foot-4 alligator while trimming trees in Fort Myers.

The 27-year-old woman was gardening near a lake in that Florida town when the alligator attacked her and bit her.

The events occurred on September 10. The woman was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital and treated for injuries to both legs, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) confirmed.

The alligator was later captured by an alligator hunter and moved to a farm. The FWC said the incident is still being investigated.

A few days later, on September 13, a man sustained leg injuries when he was bitten by an alligator while walking his dog through a residential canal in Port St. Lucie. The 8-foot-3 alligator was also moved to a farm.

According to the victim himself, 61-year-old Mark Johnson, in statements to WPTV, the alligator grabbed his leg and tried to drag him under the water. When Johnson hit the alligator in the eye, the reptile released him.

The man received 62 points and his dog was unharmed. Alligator bites are serious, but injuries caused by these reptiles are rare in Florida, according to the FWC.

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