Alligator attacks man near Florida pond

Victim in Sanibel attack expected to be OK

SANIBEL, Fla. – A 37-year-old man was attacked by an alligator Tuesday near a pond in Sanibel.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said the man was bitten by the gator and suffered minor injuries.

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Trappers were called to the pond and found two alligators, including a 9-foot beast.

Neighbors said the gators had been living in the area for years.

“The one bigger one just stays and visits no matter what we’re doing outside,” a resident said. “He does visit, he just lays there and just watches us.”

It’s not known what prompted the attack.

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