ARCADIA, Fla. A 34-year-old man suffered an alligator bite Sunday evening at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.
Russell Mendelsohn was bitten on his left foot around 5:30 p.m. while in the Peace River at the park on 2195 American Legion Drive, according to the FWC. A trapper then removed a 6-foot, 11-inch alligator.
Mendelsohn was hospitalized. The extent of his injuries is unclear.
No further information was immediately available.