Lucas says a 68-year-old woman was walking her dog about 10 p.m. near her house, which is also near several ponds. He says the 8-to-9-foot-long gator bit the woman on the wrist and leg. She was treated at the scene and later transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
The dog ran way during the attack and was not harmed. An alligator control agent was called in and the gator was captured and euthanized.
The attack comes almost exactly one year after antrying to protect her dog on Hilton Head Island. Cassandra Cline, 45, was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea Pines Resort when she was attacked.
In June, a man was found dead on nearby Kiawah Island afterby an alligator.