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Hardee County teen bitten by alligator

Hardee County teen bitten by alligator

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A Hardee County teen was bitten by an alligator Sunday afternoon.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at around 2:30 p.m. officers responded to the scene near Gardner Boat Ramp in Zolfo Springs where a 13-year-old girl was bitten by an alligator.

The girl was quickly hospitalized for her injuries and she is in stable condition at this time, FWC said.

According to FWC, a contracted nuisance alligator trapper has been dispatched to the scene.

This is an active investigation.

Count on NBC 2 to provide updates as more information is released.

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