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Man Injured When Motorcycle Hits 10-Foot Gator in Florida

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    Man Injured When Motorcycle Hits 10-Foot Gator in Florida
    Florida Highway Patrol
    The Florida Highway Patrol said the motorcycle rider tried to avoid the 10-foot gator, but couldn't.

    A man riding a motorcycle hit an alligator that was crossing a rural Florida road, throwing him from his bike.

    The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that 27-year-old Calun Nelson was riding his motorcycle south of Tampa early Friday when he saw the more than 10-foot (3.05-meter) alligator crossing the road in front of him. He tried to avoid the gator, but couldn't.

    Troopers say Nelson was taken to a Tampa hospital with serious injuries.

    Television station WFLA reports an alligator trapper was called to retrieve the gator's body.

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    It's the second accident this week in Florida involving an alligator. On Tuesday a driver on Interstate 75 escaped serious injury when she hit an alligator near Sarasota.

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