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Collier woman hospitalized after alligator bite

News Release

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are investigating a reported alligator bite in Copeland, in Collier County. The Collier County Sheriff's Office reported that a 90-year-old woman was bitten by an alligator and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

A contracted nuisance alligator trapper is responding to assist FWC officers as appropriate.

There were six unprovoked alligator bites reported to the FWC statewide in 2010.

No further information is available at this time. The FWC will provide more when it becomes available.

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