BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A woman in Florida was flown to a trauma center Saturday after she was bitten by an alligator.
Nicole Tillman, 26, was swimming in a pond in Brevard County, Florida, when it happened.
Brevard County Fire Rescue says the woman suffered significant bite injuries, but they are non-life threatening.
A contracted nuisance alligator trapper successfully removed the 8-foot 6-inch gator from the pond. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident.
Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida. FWC places the highest priority on public safety and administers a Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) to address complaints concerning specific alligators believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property.
For more information from FWC on living with alligators, please click here.