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13-year-old bitten by alligator in Hardee County: FWC

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Posted at 6:01 AM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 06:01:18-04

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating after a 13-year-old girl was bitten by an alligator near a Hardee County boat ramp on Sunday.

FWC said it was called to the scene near the Gardner Boat Ramp in Zolfo Springs at 2:30 p.m.

The teenager was taken to the hospital with injuries but is stable, FWC said. A contracted nuisance alligator trapper was dispatched to the scene.

No other information has been released at this time.