6-Foot Gator Bites Trapper

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A six-foot-long alligator bit a trapper on the leg as the trapper tried to capture the creature.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that the trapper -- whose name was not released -- was trying to catch the alligator along a roadside Wednesday night.

As he tried to ensnare the reptile, it bit his leg and wouldn't let go. A deputy shot the gator, which then released its grip from the man's leg.

The trapper was taken to an area hospital. Deputies said his wound does not appear life-threatening.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating.


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