Alligator captured after bitting man in Gulf Cove

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On Sunday afternoon, trappers captured a 10 1/2-foot alligator near a pond behind Banditos Bar in Gulf Cove after it’s thought to have bitten a 23-year-old man.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it was the same gator that attacked the man around 1:45 a.m.

FWC, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, and Charlotte County EMS personnel responded to the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital by helicopter for significant injuries. 

FWC is still investigating the incident.

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