MELBOURNE, Florida – Florida wildlife officials believe they’ve captured and killed an alligator that attacked a homeless man in Melbourne, Florida on Tuesday.
Officials caught and killed two 11-foot-long alligators in Crane Creek, the exact area of where the attack occurred.
On Monday, Melbourne police were in the area conducting a training session when they heard a man screaming from the US-1 underpass.
Officers found the homeless man with deep puncture wounds to the shoulder. He is in stable condition.
While alligator attacks are on the rise this year, they aren’t naturally aggressive toward humans. Their natural instinct is to defend their territory or young if they detect a predator.
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