Alligator rips off chunk of man’s leg in Florida after he mistook it for dog

A man dropped a chunk of his leg when he was attacked by an alligator outside a Florida resort after mistaking the reptile for a pet, police claimed.

The strange incident unfolded as the person was walking outdoors the Heat Mineral Springs Motel in North Port all over 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and recognized a dim figure shuffling close to in some bushes, WFLA claimed, citing the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

Contemplating that it was a pet dog hooked up to a very long leash, the male didn’t shift out of the way when the gator charged toward him.

Then the alligator bit his leg and ripped off a piece of his muscle tissue, deputies stated.

A deputy who was out on a different connect with in the place responded. The gentleman was taken by paramedics to the Sarasota Memorial Medical center with non-lifestyle-threatening injuries, in accordance to WWSB.

Though waiting around for an animal trapper to respond, an additional deputy was able to capture the gator, which was taken out from the location.

A man apparently thought a dog was hanging around bushes until a alligator emerged and attacked him in North Port, Florida.
A male evidently considered a pet dog was hanging about in the bushes right until an alligator emerged and attacked him in North Port, Florida.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee is investigating the attack.