CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/AP) — You never know what could be lurking beneath the water surface, especially in Florida.READ MORE: Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie Arrested, Charged With Perjury
Police say an alligator bit a man who went into a lake to retrieve a flying disc.
News outlets report the around 11-foot alligator bit 35-year-old Richard Peel on Monday.
Clearwater police say the man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Peel had been playing disc golf at Cliff Stephens Park when he went to grab the disc from the lake.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Expect More Rain In The Afternoon
The alligator attacked him, but witnesses fought it off and pulled him out.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Ashley Tyer says the alligator was positively identified and pulled out of the lake.
She says another alligator was removed as a precaution.
Tyler says many people fish at the lake, so they are going to be monitoring.MORE NEWS: Miami Beach Commission Appoints Alina Hudak As City Manager, First Woman To Hold The Position In The City
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