Wildlife Officials Trap Two Large Alligators In Melbourne Near Site Of Monday Attack

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Gator attacked a 56-year-old homeless man

A homeless man was attacked Monday by an alligator in the river under the bridge at U.S. 1 and Crane Creek.

A homeless man was attacked Monday by an alligator in the river under the bridge at U.S. 1 and Crane Creek.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –Two large alligators were trapped by wildlife officials Tuesday morning, one of which they think attacked a man under a Melbourne bridge a day earlier.

One alligator that was trapped was 10 feet long, and the other 11, officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.

Officials initially thought the gator responsible for the attack on a 56-year-old homeless man known as “Ron Jon” was 8 feet.

The man was swimming in Crane Creek underneath the U.S. 1 overpass at about 9 a.m. Monday when Melbourne Police officers training in the area heard screams and headed to the bridge.

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A homeless man was attacked Monday by an alligator in the river under the bridge at U.S. 1 and Crane Creek.

 


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