New alligator warnings signs erected at park

- Orange County officials posted two new signs in Barnett Park, in the area where a man was attacked by an alligator last week.  

The new signs alert park goers that alligators and snakes are common in the area.  Florida Fish and Wildlife says the bite victim was fetching a disc golf disc near the water's edge when he encountered the angry momma alligator who was also on land.  FWC says she was protecting her nest.  

The victim suffered a bite in his upper thigh.  He was treated and released from the hospital.

On Friday, FWC and a local trapper spent much of the day trying to catch the alligator.  The trapper left a large baited hook behind and has periodically been checking on it.  As of late Wednesday, the alligator still had not been caught.  FWC says since the momma gator bit a human she has to be euthanized.  

A spokeserson for Orange County tells FOX 35 they have 80 more alligator notice signs on order.  Those will be posted in some of the 100 parks throughout the county.  

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