A 35-year-old man was bitten by an 11-foot alligator while trying to retrieve a disc that flew into a Clearwater pond.
It happened Monday afternoon while Richard Peel, 35, was playing disc golf at Cliff Stephens Park. He went into the water to retrieve a disc.
He was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening, according to emergency officials.
The gator was captured by a state Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) trapper and loaded onto a trailer to be removed from the park.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has opened an investigation.
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