Woman, 68, is attacked by a nine-foot alligator while walking her dog near her home in South Carolina and suffers bite injuries on her wrist and calf
- The woman, 68, was bitten by a 9-foot, male alligator between two houses in a gated community where she lived in Sun City, South Carolina on Monday evening
- It was known that the 9-foot, 5-inch long male alligator lived in a pond 25 meters away from where the woman was bitten
- The woman, bitten on the wrist and calf, was brought to Savannah Memorial Hospital for treatment by medical emergency services
- The alligator was euthanized by officials from the South Carolina Department who were called on site to investigate
- An 8-foot, 7-inch female alligator that was also known to live in the pond was also deposited Tuesday morning by state officials
A 68-year-old woman was bitten by a 9-foot, 5-inch alligator on the wrist and calf while walking her dog in her South Carolina gated community Monday night, the authorities said.
The wife's husband, who was at their home in Sun City when the alligator attacked around 10 p.m., called for help, according to the Beaufort County office, who responded to the scene.
The woman was rushed to Savannah Memorial Hospital for treatment, Major Bob Bromage of the Sheriff & # 39; s Office told DailyMail.com.
She stayed in the hospital on Wednesday and recovered, Bomage said.
A 9-foot, 5-inch-long male alligator bit a 68-year-old woman's wrist and calf while walking out her dog near her home in Sun City, South Carolina, Monday night
The woman's dog, a terrier breed, was not injured.
Researchers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, summoned to arrest the alligator, discovered that the animal was known to live in a pond about 25 meters from where the woman was bitten.
The beast was euthanized when it reappeared from the pond that same evening, said David Lucas, a department spokesperson, the Daily Mail.
An 8-foot, 7-inch female alligator, also known to live in the same pond, came out of the water on Tuesday morning and was laid down, according to Lucas.
Lucas told the Daily Mail that it was not uncommon for alligators to stay in ponds and lakes in local communities.
& # 39; That is typical, & # 39; said Lucas, who said that alligators generally attack people because they get shocked.
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