HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman is recovering after being bitten by an alligator near her home in Hilton Head Island.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesman David Lucas told news outlets that it happened in the Sun City retirement community on Monday night.
Lucas said a 68-year-old woman was walking her dog about 10 p.m. near her house, which is also near several ponds. He said the 8-to-9-foot-long (2.4-to-2.7-meter-long) gator bit the woman on the wrist and leg. She was treated at the scene and later transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
The dog ran away during the attack and was not harmed.
An alligator control agent was called in and the gator was captured and euthanized.