90-Year Old Woman In Serious Condition After Gator Attack

COPELAND (CBS4) – A 90-year old southwest Florida woman remains hospitalized after she lost her leg in an alligator attack.

Florida wildlife officials said Margaret Webb was walking near her home in Copeland, a small community east of Ft. Myers, on Wednesday when an 8-foot alligator lunged out of a canal. The gator clamped onto Webb’s leg and tried to drag her into the water.

Webb, however, was able to hang on long enough for a man driving by to stop and help her. That good Samaritan tried to shoot the alligator but it got away.

Wildlife officials at the time said the leg was “barely attached” after the attack and had to amputated.

Officials at Lee Memorial Hospital said her condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.

Roughly five people are bitten each year in Florida by unprovoked alligators.

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  • coastalocal

    Rhe karma counter is watching you, Rick.

    • Gordon Campbell

      No such thing as karma coastalocal you d-bag-he was making a joke which is what people do when faced with morbidity and helpless tragedy,.Try working in a hospital you silly ninny.

      • John Volk

        Yep … wel put on the 24hr triage deal

  • sailordude

    I heard Jed Clampett scream “Granny Get Out Of That Cement Pond!”

    • astuartgirl

      LOL! and RichB … get a sense of humor! If we can’t laugh, we are dead.

    • RichB

      Cold hearted… if it was your grand mother would you be joking!!!

  • Ron Reale

    Some comments are just proof that some people have no mother., or soul.
    Ron Reale

  • Mike Alright

    It is obvious that the US needs another special rights law that protects women from alligator attacks.

  • Rick O'Shea

    After 90 years I bet she was really attached to that leg.

  • MikeHenrySC

    I want to meet the 90 year old woman who could prevent an 8ft alligator from dragging her into the water! She must be an amazing person.

    • astuartgirl

      Me too! Old people rock!

    • herdzcatz


  • Honest John

    How many people are bitten each year in Florida by “provoked” alligators?

    • astuartgirl

      More than you want to know! Idiots come down here and act idiots.

  • John Volk

    Damn…have to go thru that at 90?…guess the lord has something really great waiting for her and just threw in one more “kink ” in the mix just fir GP. I bet she has acquired a good amount of “good for you” kudos and this is just a reminder to stay on track. She will be seeing him or whoever soon. Let’s pray she gets a good welcome. ‘eh?

  • John Volk

    Anyone who writes a negative reply is a clown at best. I’m talking one of those scary looking European clowns with an “I am going to kill you” look. The woman is 90 90!!! I bet most readers won’t even live that long and you make fun? Poor form you clowns…POOR FORM
    God bless her and …I’ve had 70 stitches in one leg so I KNOW what it feels like. Strong human being…very strong!
    God bless and pass the ammunition!

    • astuartgirl

      OWNED! LOL

  • el buitre

    I say wipe them out.make shoes, belts suitcases and handbags.They serve no usefull purpose.

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