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Alligator Attacks Landscaper Near Orlando Airport

Philip Brian Letner was weed whacking Wednesday morning when an 8-foot alligator attacked his leg

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    An Orlando International Airport landscaper was injured during a run-in with an alligator at a lake near the airport Wednesday.

    Philip Brian Letner, 50, was weed whacking just south of the State Road 528 exit Wednesday morning when the 8-foot alligator attacked his leg, WESH reported.

    When another worked came to help, the alligator went back into lake.

    Letner was left with a 4- to 5-inch cut. He was taken to the hospital to get stitches, the report said.

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    The alligator was later caught by airport staff and is scheduled to be killed.

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