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Girl pries open jaws of gator to escape attack in Florida

A 10-year-old girl was attacked by an alligator in Florida but was able to get free after prying open the gator’s jaws.

According to a report from MSN,

Credit: Florida national parks

The girl was sitting down in 2-foot-deep water in a designated swimming area at Moss Park about 2:30 p.m. when the 8-foot, 9-inch gator attacked her, according to a report by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The girl was in Lake Mary Jane with four family members, who were also in the water about 10 feet away, an accident report shows.

The gator bit the girl’s calf and knee, but she was able to pry open its jaws to get her leg free, the report states.

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The park’s swimming area will be closed this week due to “an abundance of caution,” according to the manager of Orange County Parks and Recreation.

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