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Officials find gator they believe attacked woman near Naples

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Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 09:15 PM

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Wildlife officials say they've captured the 8-foot alligator that attacked a 90-year-old woman and nearly bit off one of her legs.

The gator was found Monday near Margaret Webb's home in Copeland, a tiny village near Naples. Officials say the alligator attacked Webb as she walked along a canal near her home on Aug. 31.

Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say the gator had been shot in the head and may have been hit by a car.

A good Samaritan shot the gator as it attacked Webb and then pulled the woman out of the water.

Wildlife officials say they will euthanize the alligator.

Webb is being treated at Lee Memorial Hospital, where officials say part of her leg had to be amputated.

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