Published: Jun 25, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) - An alligator was shot dead after it bit the hand of a law enforcement cadet during a training session on how to handle nuisance gators.
    
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman said that the cadet had a superficial injury after Tuesday's incident in an Orlando suburb of Lake County.
    
Lake County Sheriff's Office cadets were training with FWC officials about how to handle nuisance alligators.
    
The cadet tripped while approaching the alligator, which then bit the cadet's hand.
    
An FWC instructor shot the alligator when it wouldn't let go of the hand.

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