Collier woman hospitalized after alligator bite
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.