Alligator bites Florida woman after she steps on it

Alligator bites Florida woman after she steps on it

Posted: Updated:

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an alligator bit a woman after she accidentally stepped on it at a Florida wildlife sanctuary.

A spokeswoman for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says 31-year-old Kelsey Pollack was working as a contractor at a wildlife refuge in Loxahatchee on Thursday when the alligator bit her on the leg. Pollack was bitten in an area that houses a living laboratory where researchers have recreated different habitats from the Everglades.

Pollack’s injuries were not life threatening. Wildlife officials say they are investigating and stressed that serious injuries from alligators are rare in Florida.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Ten facts about the United States Constitution

    Ten facts about the United States Constitution

    Tuesday, September 17 2019 7:15 PM EDT2019-09-17 23:15:28 GMT

    Today is National Constitution Day.

    Today is National Constitution Day.

  • Python hunters wanted in Southern Florida

    Python hunters wanted in Southern Florida

    Tuesday, September 17 2019 6:50 PM EDT2019-09-17 22:50:09 GMT

    Beginning in 2017, the South Florida Water Management Board began taking "aggressive action to protect the Everglades and eliminate invasive pythons from its public lands," and now they are looking to add to the force of their Python Elimination Program. 

    Beginning in 2017, the South Florida Water Management Board began taking "aggressive action to protect the Everglades and eliminate invasive pythons from its public lands," and now they are looking to add to the force of their Python Elimination Program. 

  • Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

    Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

    Tuesday, September 17 2019 5:35 PM EDT2019-09-17 21:35:04 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors showed some signs of progress Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. 

    DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors showed some signs of progress Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. 

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 Frankly and RFDTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , and Ad Choices .