ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A central Florida man was bit by an alligator after mistaking it for dead.
Orlando television station WESH reported Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bit on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an alligator twice with a specialized firearm known as a “bang stick” and thought it was dead.
But the alligator bit Rohm as he tried to get the alligator in the boat.
The alligator then jumped back into the water.