A 60-year-old Florida woman is lucky to be alive after being bitten by an alligator walked in the Econlockhatchee River in the Little Big Econ State Forest, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.
WFTV 9 reports the alligator, which measured nearly 11 feet, bit the woman as she stood in waist-deer water. The news station said wildlife officials reported it happened around 2:30 p.m.
The victim, Sherry Golden, is expected to recovery, WFTV 9 reports.
Inquistr.com reports wildlife agents were swift in capturing the gator, finding it later that evening, and killing it.
The attack on Golden on July 8 comes in the same area that a 17-year-old boy was attacked 3 years earlier, WFTV 9 reports.
“He came up behind me and clamped,” Andrew Hudson told Channel 9 in 2013. “When he took me under, I felt him kind of right here, the soft part of his belly and I started swinging and he let go.”
WFTV 9 reported Hudson needed 19 stitches and 12 staples, but recovered despite serious injuries on his head and back.
Video courtesy WFTV 9