ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say an alligator attacked a homeless woman who fell into a Florida canal.
St. Petersburg police say the woman was resting on a sea wall when she fell into the canal early Monday.
News outlets reported that the woman is in her 50s. She was taken to a hospital with severe injuries to her arms.
Officials say she’s in stable condition. Authorities were trying to locate the alligator on Monday morning.
Television news footage showed a large presence of officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.