85-year-old man bitten by alligator at Florida retirement community

A small alligator has given authorities the slip in an area of southern New Jersey.

LAKELAND, Fla. — An 85-year-old man was bitten by an alligator at a retirement community Monday afternoon, Florida wildlife officials say.

According ABC affiliate in Tampa, the nearly 10-foot alligator bit the man in the foot at the community in Lakeland.

The Cypress Lakes 55+ Community posted on their Facebook page that the victim was OK and it is warning residents to be on alert.


ABC News posted video on its Facebook page of trappers catching the suspected alligator in the community. Video showed a shoe in the gator's mouth.

Gator captured after attacking man on Florida golf course

GATOR BITE: Aerial footage shows the trappers who caught an alligator at a golf course in Lakeland, Florida, after an 85-year-old man was bitten on the foot, with the gator still clutching a shoe afterwards and the victim taken to a local hospital for treatment. https://abcn.ws/2Rs3o6i

Posted by ABC News on Monday, December 3, 2018