Alligator attacks worker at Forever Florida attraction

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Posted: Aug 03, 2015 10:33 PM

KENANSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a worker at a central Florida ecotourism attraction was injured in an alligator attack.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that 46-year-old Sergio Hernandez was removing plants in a pond at Forever Florida in Osceola County last week when an alligator attacked. Officials say the animal took a chunk out of Hernandez's leg, an injury that required surgery.

Trappers responded and removed two alligators, one measuring 11 feet and another measuring 8 ½ feet.

Forever Florida offers a zip line course, camping and horseback riding.

WKMG-TV (http://goo.gl/V2VzXA ) reports that the alligator that attacked Hernandez was not in the attraction's care.

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Information from: WKMG-TV, http://www.local6.com/index.html