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Alligator Euthanized After Biting Florida Man on the Leg

A trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission euthanized the alligator

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    A 58-year-old Florida man was attacked by an alligator in Bushnell Tuesday evening. Investigators say the man saw the alligator on his property and shot it in the head. When he moved closer to make sure the alligator was dead, the eight-and-a-half foot long, 300 pound reptile lunged at him, biting him in the right leg. The man was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment. (Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016)

    A 58-year-old man is recovering after an alligator attacked him, according to sheriff's officials in central Florida.

    The attack happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bushnell, northwest of Orlando, after the man found the gator on his property and shot it, NBC affiliate WESH reports.

    When the man moved closer to see if the gator was dead, the animal lunged at him and bit him on the right leg, according to WESH. The man was taken to a hospital in Ocala for treatment.

    A trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission euthanized the alligator.

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    The attack comes a week after an alligator killed a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was vacationing with his family at Disney World outside Orlando.