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Alligator Rips Off Chunk Of Man’s Leg In Florida After He Mistook It For Dog

Posted by Samuel on Wed 08th Jun, 2022 - tori.ng

Thinking that it was a dog attached to a long leash, the man didn’t move out of the way when the gator charged toward him.

 

In what will come across as really startling development, a man lost a chunk of his leg when he was attacked by an alligator outside of a Florida hotel after mistaking the reptile for a dog, police said.

The bizarre incident unfolded as the man was walking outside the Warm Mineral Springs Motel in North Port around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and noticed a dark figure shuffling around in some bushes, WFLA reported, citing the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

Thinking that it was a dog attached to a long leash, the man didn’t move out of the way when the gator charged toward him.

Then the alligator bit his leg and ripped off a piece of his muscle tissue, deputies said.

A deputy who was out on a separate call in the area responded to the scene. The man was taken by paramedics to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to WWSB.

While waiting for an animal trapper to respond to the scene, another deputy was able to capture the gator, which was removed from the area.



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