BRADENTON, Fla. — A 77-year-old woman was bitten by a 7-foot, 10-inch alligator Saturday evening in Bradenton, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release.
FWC said the incident happened near a pond in a gated community near the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue and Chester Trail.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injuries.
"An FWC nuisance alligator trapper was dispatched to the scene where he removed a 7’10” alligator. A person who witnessed the incident maintained visual contact with the alligator until it was captured," the agency wrote in a statement.
FWC says there are no other alligators in the area fitting the size and description and are confident they removed the responsible alligator.