ROCK BLUFF, Fla. – A woman was injured over the weekend by a leaping sturgeon, the latest incident involving the flying fish on Florida's Suwannee River, officials said.
She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was expected to recover, the agency reported.
The large, prehistoric-looking sturgeon have hard plates along their backs. They can grow up to 8 feet long and up to 200 pounds.
In April, a leaping sturgeon severely injured a 50-year-old woman from St. Petersburg who was riding a personal watercraft on the Suwannee River. She suffered a ruptured spleen and had three fingers reattached by surgeons, but she lost her left pinkie finger and a tooth.