What started off as a simple dog walk became a terrifying and traumatizing event for a woman and her boyfriend, who were visiting Palm Harbor from out of the area.
Diana Petersen says her son, Cameron, and Cameron’s girlfriend, Jessica didn’t know the dangers lurking in Florida’s waterways.
Following Tuesday’s alligator attack, Jessica is recovering in the hospital and expected to be OK, but Petersen said it’s been a rough 24 hours for the family. The couple was visiting Petersen’s home for a BBQ and offered to take her dog for a walk.
Instead of going to a nearby dog park, they walked along a pond. That’s when the gator bit Jessica on the leg. She’s still in the hospital, but expected to recover.