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Alligator bites man at Lakeland retirement home

Posted at 2:31 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 15:44:38-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — An elderly man was bitten by an alligator at a retirement community Monday afternoon, FWC says.

It happened at the Cypress Lakes Retirement Community at 10000 US Hwy. 98 N.

The man was reportedly bitten on the foot and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where the extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

A wildlife trapper was called to the scene to catch the gator.

Aerial footage showed a shoe being recovered from the water and an alligator being captured.