8-Foot Alligator Trapped After Attacking Man Retrieving Golf Balls at Florida Country Club

A trapper caught a nearly 8-foot alligator that authorities say attacked a man fishing golf balls out of a pond at a Tampa country club.

Trapper Julie Harter says she's sure it was the alligator that attacked 62-year-old Dwight Monreal because it was the only alligator in the area. Monreal was wading in a pond at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club Saturday afternoon when the alligator latched onto his left arm and tried to drag him underwater.

Authorities say he was able to wrestle himself free, but he was left with a dislocated shoulder and several puncture wounds where the animal bit him.

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