Alligator bites off man's hand

Florida wildlife officials said a ten-foot alligator bit off a man's hand while he was swimming in a canal with friends.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro said 18-year-old Timothy Delano was recovering at a hospital. Officials managed to catch the alligator and retrieve the hand from its stomach, and doctors may be able to reattach it.

Ms Ferraro said that Mr Delano was swimming with three friends around 9:30pm on Sunday when the alligator attacked him.

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