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TAVARES (CBSMiami/AP) —  An instructor shot an alligator to death after it bit a law enforcement cadet during a training session on how to handle gators.

The cadet had a superficial injury after Tuesday’s incident in an Orlando suburb of Lake County, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office cadets were training with FWC officials about how to handle nuisance alligators.

The cadet tripped while approaching the alligator, which then bit the cadet’s hand.

An FWC instructor shot the alligator when it wouldn’t let go of the hand.

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