NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. – A woman was attacked by an alligator Thursday morning while trimming trees near a lake in Florida, officials said.
The 27-year-old woman had been working near the water in North Fort Myers when the 10-foot reptile ambushed her, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release.
Rescue workers took the woman to a Fort Myers hospital, where she was treated for injuries to both legs, officials said. She was listed in stable condition.
The fish and wildlife agency contracted a nuisance alligator trapper to capture the animal and remove it from the area.
Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, officials said.