A homeless woman is lucky to be alive after she fell into a Florida canal and was attacked by an alligator, authorities say.
The incident happened Monday in St. Petersburg, where the unidentified 50 something-year-old woman was sitting on the wall of a canal and lost her balance, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. She was promptly attacked by a gator. It’s unclear how the woman managed to get away.
A woman believed to be in her late 50s was attacked by an alligator Monday morning and had to be hospitalized. https://t.co/ps51rwUYuN
— Spectrum Bay News 9 (@BN9) October 4, 2021
Passersby called 911 and the woman was rushed to a hospital, where she’s being treated for “severe injuries to her arms,” fire officials say. As of late Monday morning, the gator was still at large.
Have you ever had a close encounter with an alligator?
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