NewsTreasure CoastRegion Martin CountyPalm City


Alligator bites Palm City farmworker, Martin County Sheriff's Office says

Bite not life-threatening
Alligator bites Palm City farmworker
Posted at 11:35 PM, May 15, 2024

PALM CITY, Fla. — A Palm City farmworker was bitten by an "agitated" alligator Wednesday, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

The man who works as a pepper farmer was working in a field along 96th Street when the 9-foot, 4-inch alligator attacked. He suffered significant injury with puncture wounds to his thigh where he was grabbed.

The worker was able to break free and get away.

Police say the alligator was located and removed.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was being treated for the bite.