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.

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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.

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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.

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Weber says gators are more active during the spring and summer.