Gators helping gators: 660-pound alligator being treated at UF College of Veterinary Medicine

UF College of Veterinary Medicine staff help Bob the alligator. (@UFVetMed/Twitter)

One big gator is being helped out by our very own Gators!

A 660-pound alligator from Saint Augustine Gator Farm was brought in to UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s hospital to undergo some tests, the school said in a tweet Friday.

The 38-year-old gator, named Bob, was suffering from some lameness of his right, rear leg. Veterinarians say their preliminary evaluation showed evidence of osteomyelitis.

Bob has since been responsive to zoo staff, is on pain medications and will soon start antibiotic treatment. Staff says he is doing well and being transported to their radiology area.

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