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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPAlligatorQAdgt 6122012.mp3]
The Florida Department of Health has approved Knox Medical to open this Friday, May 19th.