Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Elderly alligator-attack victim stable after undergoing surgery at ORMC

The elderly Lake County woman who lost her right arm during an alligator attack last week is in stable condition today after undergoing surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Carol Hough, 84, underwent surgeries Friday and Saturday and she is in stable condition in ORMC's intensive-care unit, said Lt. Joy Hill, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

State wildlife officials trapped and killed the alligator suspected of biting off Hough's right arm Wednesday after she ended up in a canal behind her mobile home south of Leesburg.

The 7-foot-5 male gator was captured near the canal near Cypress Creek Mobile Home Park where the attack occurred. A hamburger patty in the gator's stomach suggested people may have been feeding the animals in the canal.

Officials still have not explained how Hough ended up in the canal.

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