Alligator Bites Man in Clearwater
He went into the water to retrieve a disc from the disc golf course.
CLEARWATER – A man was bitten by an alligator Monday (Sept. 10) while he was trying to retrieve a flying disc, the Clearwater Police Department said.
The 35-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg after the incident. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
The incident happened a little after 5 p.m. at Cliff Stephens Park, 600 Fairwood Ave. in Clearwater. Officers said the man went into the water to retrieve a flying disc from the disc golf course.
Trappers were called into capture the 11-foot alligator. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating the incident.
Photo is a screen capture from video of the alligator’s capture. Courtesy of the Clearwater Police Department.
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