8-foot alligator attacks 77-year-old woman in gated Florida community

Woman taken to hospital, but extent of injuries unknown

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BRADENTON, Fla. – A 77-year-old woman was attacked by an alligator Saturday evening near a pond at a gated community in Bradenton, according to the Florida Wildlife Commission.

FWC said it responded responded to the community on Ellsworth Avenue around 6 p.m. along with the the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Manatee County EMS.

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The woman was taken to a hospital, but the extent of her injuries has not been disclosed.

FWC said a nearly 8-foot alligator was removed from the area and they are “confident” it is the one that attacked the woman. Officials said a witness kept an eye on the alligator until a trapper arrived to remove it.

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