A 40-year-old woman was bitten on the arm by what wildlife officials think was a nearly 11-foot alligator Friday afternoon in Seminole County.

  • Woman in her 40s bitten on arm by alligator
  • Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating the bite
  • Woman was taken to hospital in unknown condition

The bite occurred at about 2:30 p.m. while the woman was wading in the water in the Little Big Econ River in the Chuluota area of Seminole County, near Oviedo. The woman was able to free herself from the alligator and was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford.

She was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapped and caught a nearly 11-foot alligator they think was the one that bit the woman, because it was still in the area where the attack happened.

No other information was immediately available.