At a Florida park, an alligator attacks and seriously injures a man who has fallen off his bike
Alligator attacks : According to authorities, a bicyclist was bitten by a 9-foot alligator in a park in Stuart, Florida, on Monday.
According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the unidentified guy was riding his bike on a route at Halpatiokee Regional Park around 11 a.m.
When he lost control and went “approximately six feet down an embankment” and into a body of water.
According to reports, he landed close to a female alligator who was near her eggs. The gator bit the victim after he fell, seriously wounding him.
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According to the sheriff’s office, “the biker was able to get free and crawl to an area where he was assisted by a bystander.”
According to authorities, rescue teams guarded the situation and drove the man more than a mile to a medical chopper.
According to TCPalm, he was taken to a medical hospital in Fort Pierce with “severe” injuries, according to Fire Rescue officer Shawn Lisowy.
Following the incident, sheriff’s office trapper John Davidson was able to find and capture the gator.
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According to Newsweek, Davidson remarked, “You have to be careful when you’re by the water, especially this time of year.” “The females are particularly hostile since they are sitting on nests.”
Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are leading an investigation into the attack (FWC).
Last year, there were 12 incidences of alligators biting individuals in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Stuart is located around 110 miles north of Miami.