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Woman hospitalized following alligator attack in Florida

Photo: Jack Kelly
Photo: Jack Kelly

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a woman was attacked by an alligator while trimming trees near a lake in Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the 27-year-old woman had been working near the water in North Fort Myers Thursday morning when the 10-foot reptile ambushed her.

Rescue workers transported the woman to a Fort Myers hospital, where she was treated for injuries to both legs.

She was listed in stable condition.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.