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Tips to avoid alligator attacks

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A Gainesville man is recuperating after being attacked by a 9-foot alligator near a homeless campsite in the woods east of South Main Street last evening.  Alligator attacks are not uncommon in Florida, especially this time of year when more people are outdoors and recreating near water bodies.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker about ways to avoid such encounters.

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About Donna Green-Townsend

Donna is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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