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Alligator killed after attacking woman in Seminole County

Miami Herald file

A woman who was taken to the hospital after being bitten Friday afternoon by an alligator while walking through water in the Little Big Econ State Forest in Seminole County is expected to make a full recovery, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed to WFTV in Orlando.

The alligator, however, wasn’t as lucky.

At about 2:30 p.m. Friday, a nearly 11-foot-long alligator bit the woman as she stood in the waist-deep water in the Econlockhatchee River, a tributary of the St. Johns River, according to WFTV. Authorities trapped and killed the alligator later that night.

The woman, who was not identified, was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to News 13 in Orlando.

This isn’t the first alligator attack in the Little Big Econ State Forest.

In July 2013, 17-year-old Andrew Hudson, a Winter Springs native, was bitten on the back of the head and neck by a 9- to 10-foot alligator, according to WFTV. His injuries required 19 stitches and 12 staples.

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