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Girl says she stuck fingers up gator's nose to escape

1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago May 09, 2017 May 9, 2017 Tuesday, May 09 2017 May 09, 2017 9:45 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

ORLANDO - A 10-year-old Florida girl says she shoved her fingers up an alligator's snout to escape after the almost-9-foot-long reptile bit her.

Juliana Ossa on Monday told Orlando television station WKMG-TV that she learned the escape trick from visiting an alligator park called Gatorland.

The girl was sitting about 2 feet of water when the gator bit her on her knee and calf at Moss Park in the Orlando area on Saturday.

In a 911 call released Monday, a caller describes Juliana as having puncture wounds to her leg.

She was treated at a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening wounds.

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