Alligator almost severs woman's hand in Florida

Alligator nearly severs woman's hand in Florida
Alligator nearly severs woman's hand in Florida


A woman was airlifted to a Florida trauma center where she's in critical condition after an alligator nearly bit off her hand in the Everglades.

Mike Jachles, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Spokesman, said: "She sustained a severe hand injury that was almost a full amputation of the right hand near the wrist."

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The attack happened at a fish camp in Broward County.

Jachles added: "There was a group of about 7 or 8 people at Willard's Fish Camp when this woman dropped a can into the water and when she reached in to retrieve the can, that's when she was bitten by the alligator."

Officials say the attack could've been a lot worse had it not been for bystanders who rushed in to help.

Several of the other people that were there and witnessed this kept her from going into the water when the alligator bit her, so she remained on the dock."

Witnesses say the alligator was about four to five feet long.