Man bitten in leg by alligator
A 30-year-old man in West Delray has been bitten in the leg by an alligator, wildlife authorities said Friday.
Darwin Diaz was at Pero Family Farms along South State Road 7, just north of Atlantic Avenue, when the alligator struck, said Carol Lyn Parrish, spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative Commission.
The 9-foot, 8-inch alligator’s bite was not life-threatening and the reptile was removed from the property, she said. The incident is under investigation.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue paramedics responded and took Diaz to the hospital.
Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, Parish said.
In Davie in June, a woman died in an attack by a 12-foot, 6-inch alligator. The woman was walking her dogs at the time.
People with concerns about an alligator are encouraged to call FWC’s tollfree Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-392-4286. Wildlife officials will dispatch a contracted trapper to resolve the situation.