PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Florida man was bitten by a more than 8-foot alligator while he was walking his dog in his backyard over the weekend.
Mark Johnson, 61, was attacked around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday while he was walking his dog Rex, WPEC reported.
Johnson said the reptile tried to pull him under but let go when he gouged its eye. He was taken to a hospital where he received more than 60 stitches to his leg and 5 to his right hand. He was then released, WPEC reported.
Trappers caught the alligator Wednesday, WPEC reported.
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