TAVARES, Fla. – An 11-foot alligator attacked a man pulling weeds along the shore of a lake, but he saved himself by punching the beast in the nose.
Guy R. Daelemans, 43, suffered leg wounds in Tuesday's attack on Lake Eustis (search), Lake County sheriff's Lt. Todd Luce said. He was treated and released from a hospital.
A trapper summoned by wildlife officials later caught the 385-pound alligator (search), which was then killed.
Last week, a 54-year-old landscaper died of an infection, two days after a 12-foot alligator dragged her into a pond and nearly tore off her right arm as she worked behind a home on Sanibel Island (search).
That alligator was also trapped and killed.