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.

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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