MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Melbourne woman who was attacked by an alligator while she was wading in a pond is recovering at a local hospital.
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say Nichole A. Tillman, 26, of Melbourne was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, which weren’t thought to be life-threatening.READ MORE: Pivoting In Pandemic: Miami Maintenance Co. Credits FIU's Small Business Development Center For Helping Them Survive
Florida Today reports trapper Frank Robb was contracted by the wildlife agency to remove the 8-foot (2.4-meter) gator from the pond.
The incident happened at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port St. John.READ MORE: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
Paramedics quickly responded to the scene and treated Tillman.
Wildlife agency spokesman Chad Weber warns people to look for alligators in or near any body of water.Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Seminole Tribe Hammer Out Gambling Deal
Weber says gators are more active during the spring and summer.