BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) – A Brevard County alligator staircase talked about how he caught and broke an alligator and damaged a female swimmer on Saturday at the Fay Lake Wilderness Area.  "We first got there, it didn't take long, the alligator appeared and the situation settled pretty fast," stairs Frank Robb said.
Dave Nygard was there when the woman was bitten. "We hung around the waist to the chest deep in a lake and the next thing you know a girl is starting to scream and lucky, a few guys are reacting and fetching her," he said, "more people grabbed towels and shirts and wrapped up in her side and legs and then they hurried her up to the front. "
When the woman went to the hospital with bites on her side and thighs, FWC called Robb to get streets. He said he caught streets with a fishing rod and euthanized the reptile there and then. "It went down beautifully," he said.
Robb said it was an older animal, more than eight feet long, missing many of its teeth and part of its tail. He said it seemed to be used to eating food that people left behind. "It's a terrible situation from both sides. It's a horrible situation, what happened to the woman, and a terrible situation that has to happen to the animal," Robb said.
He added that people should always be cautious when entering the river waters. "Any kind of water in Florida can have a street in it. If you have some awareness of what's going on and common sense, many of these things can be avoided."