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Florida Man Thought It Was A Dog Till The Gator Bit Him. Happened in Sarasota County outside Warm Mineral Springs Motel.

The 47-year-old Florid Man was outside  walking around the motel on Tamiami Trail when he saw something moving in the bushes. He told responders that it looked like a dog on a long leash. What he thought was a dog was actually a 7-foot long alligator.

The alligator then bit him on his right leg. The man suffered serious injuries to his leg or ankle. He managed to flag down a Sarasota deputy who contacted EMS. The alligator bit victim was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office sergeant captured the gator. A trapper then was able to remove the 7″ 1″ reptile. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating.
[Source: ABC Action News]