Alligator Caught In River Where Teen Was Bitten

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A 12-foot-long alligator has been caught in a central Florida river where a teen was bitten while swimming.

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Associated Press Release

GENEVA, Fla. (AP) -- A 12-foot-long alligator has been caught in a central Florida river where a teen was bitten while swimming.

Andrew Hudson of Winter Springs said it was nearly 10-foot-long alligator that bit him Monday in the Little Big Econ State Forest. He was treated for puncture wounds to his head.

The alligator trapped and killed Tuesday night was bigger than the one Hudson described, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill says it's likely the same one.

Hill says the alligator responded to bait set close to where Hudson was bitten and showed little fear of the trapper. It will be processed for its meat and hide.

Hill says no more alligators will be trapped at the park unless another aggressive alligator is reported.


Associated Press Release

GENEVA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 17-year-old is recovering after being bitten on the head by an alligator at a central Florida state park.

Andrew Hudson of Winter Springs was swimming Monday with friends in the Little Big Econ State Forest when he kicked what he thought was a log in the water.

The object was actually an alligator nearly 10 feet long. It came up behind Hudson and jerked him underwater.

Hudson says he swam as fast as he could to escape the alligator. When he got to shore, blood was running from the top of his head. Hudson wrapped his shorts around his head to stop the bleeding.

Doctors at a Seminole County hospital treated Hudson for several puncture wounds on his head.


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