Alligator Bites Off Airboat Captain’s Hand

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) _ Wildlife officials say an alligator has bitten the hand off an airboat captain in southwest Florida.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say wildlife officers tracked the alligator after the attack Tuesday afternoon in Everglades City.

Commission spokeswoman Carli Segelson tells the Naples Daily News ( ) that the hand was pulled from the alligator’s stomach and taken to the Naples hospital where the captain was being treated.

Wildlife officials say the alligator was euthanized.

No additional details about the attack were immediately available.

The captain was not identified.