Gator Caught After Biting Man on Foot in West Palm Beach Canal

A 10-foot alligator was captured after it bit a man in the foot in a canal in West Palm Beach

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014  |  Updated 11:08 AM CDT
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A 10-foot alligator was caught after it bit a man in the foot near a canal in West Palm Beach.

A 10-foot alligator was caught after it bit a man in the foot near a canal in West Palm Beach.

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A 10-foot alligator was captured after it bit a man in the foot in a canal in West Palm Beach.

The incident happened Monday as the man was conducting maintenance on a pump in a canal at 45th Street and Congress Avenue.


Officials said the gator bit the sewage worker's foot. He was taken to nearby St. Mary's Hospital where he's expected to be alright.

The gator was later caught and was taken to All American Gator Products Inc. in Hollywood, where it will be harvested for its meat, skin and other usable parts.


Officials said the gator had marks on him from fighting with another alligator in the area, and could have thought that the worker was the other gator.

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