Summer fun turns scary after alligator swims through swimmer’s legs, injuring Mississippi man

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A man was injured during an encounter with an alligator near a Mississippi waterfront park where several other alligators have been removed this month, according to wildlife officials.

The man was swimming with a group in the Ross Barnett Reservoir at Lakeshore Park on Friday when an alligator was spotted nearby, according to Ricky Flynt, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks’ alligator program coordinator.

The group left the water, but later got back in after the alligator disappeared, Flynt said. The official said the alligator was likely waiting under a pier and swam between the man’s legs when he reentered the water.

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