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A Florida woman was attacked by a 10-foot alligator while trimming trees

September 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A Florida woman is recovering from injuries she received when she was attacked by a 10-foot, 4-inch alligator while trimming trees in Fort Myers.

(CNN)A Florida woman is recovering from injuries she received when she was attacked by a 10-foot, 4-inch alligator while trimming trees in Fort Myers.

The alligator was later caught by a contracted nuisance alligator trapper and taken to an alligator farm, according to the commission

A few days later on September 13, a man suffered injuries to his leg when he was bitten by an alligator while walking his dog along a residential canal in Port St. Lucie, FWC said.

The 8-foot, 3-inch alligator that bit him was removed and transferred to an alligator farm.

CNN affiliate WPTV reported that Mark Johnson, 61, said the alligator clamped onto his leg and was trying to drag him under water.

When Johnson poked the alligator in the eye, the reptile let go, he said.

Alligator bites are serious, but injuries caused by the massive reptiles are rare in Florida, according to the FWC.

"FWC places the highest priority on public safety and administers a Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP)," FWC said in a statement to CNN.

SNAP uses contracted nuisance alligator trappers across Florida to find and remove alligators who may pose a threat to people or pets.

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