Killed So Far In Gator Attacks
Prior to the attacks, Florida had
only seen 17 alligator-related deaths reported
over the span of 58 years. However, in May of
2006, in one week alone, three people were killed
from alligators, giving Florida a span of deaths
it has never seen from gators.
attack in Florida kills Tennessee Woman
kills woman jogging by Florida canal
marks third deadly alligator attack in less than
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Historic Alligator Bites on Humans in Florida
Last Updated: 10/23/2005
1 Unprovoked bites
are defined as bites on human beings by wild alligators,
which were not provoked by handling or intentional
2 Provoked bites are defined
as incidents where people were bitten, by wild
or captive alligators, while the alligators were
being handled, moved, or intentionally harassed.
3 Major bites are those in which
the victims’ injuries required medical care,
beyond first aid, to treat wounds. This column
includes fatal bites.
4 Minor bites are those in which
the victims’ injuries were superficial and
required no treatment or only first aid.