Alligator takes 'chunk' out of man's leg at Florida attraction

Attack happened at Forever Florida near Kenansville


KENANSVILLE, Fla. – An Osceola County alligator attack left a man with injuries requiring surgery on Tuesday, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials.

FWC said the man was bitten by a large alligator in the left thigh while removing hyacinths in a pond near Kenansville on Tuesday afternoon. It happened at Forever Florida, a central Florida attraction known for its zip line as well as camping, horseback riding and its wildlife.

But officials said the alligator wasn't in Forever Florida's care.

According to FWC, the gator took out "a chunk" of Sergio Hernandez's leg. Hernandez, 46, works for Forever Florida.

He was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment.

When trappers arrived, they found two alligators, one measuring 11 feet and the second measuring 8.5 feet. Both were removed.

Forever Florida did not return calls from Local 6 News.?