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Elderly woman fends off gator while gardening

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 23:01:46-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A 6-foot alligator bit a 74-year-old woman while she was gardening Thursday morning.

It happened in the Verona Walk community, Thursday around 8:30 a.m.

Rescue crews say the woman was near a residential canal when she got bit.

They say she used a shovel to scare it away.

She was taken to the hospital.

If you see the alligator, call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-4286.