Alligator euthanized after biting Florida man on the leg

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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 8:26 AM

BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in central Florida say a 58-year-old man is recovering after an alligator attacked him.

The attack happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bushnell after the man found the gator on his property and shot it.

WESH (http://bit.ly/28QCbr3 ) reports that when the man moved closer to see if the gator was dead, it lunged at him and bit him on the right leg. The man was taken to a hospital in Ocala for treatment.

A trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission euthanized the alligator.

The attack comes a week after an alligator killed a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was vacationing with his family at Disney World outside Orlando.

Bushnell is northwest of Orlando.

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Information from: WESH-TV, http://www.wesh.com/index.html