PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (WPTV) – A woman was bitten by an alligator in Palm Beach County, Florida on Thursday.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the attack happened inside the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge.
The agency said the victim, 31-year-old Kelsey Pollack, is an employee with the South Florida Water Management District.
She was going to a research site on Tree Island in the refuge and accidentally stepped on a gator. That’s when the reptile turned and bit her on the leg.
Officials said Pollack was wearing waders, which protected her leg. She suffered bruises and cuts but is otherwise okay.
FWC is investigating the incident and said the gator will not be removed from the refuge.
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