90-year-old gator bite victim upgraded to 'serious'

An alligator, suspected of being the same one that attacked 90-year-old Margaret Webb in Copeland on Wednesday, was captured on Monday by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials. The gator was found injured in Copeland with a bullet wound in its head - the same area where Webb's neighbor shot the attacking alligator. Photographed Sept. 5, 2011. Contributed by the FWC.

Photo contributed by FWC

An alligator, suspected of being the same one that attacked 90-year-old Margaret Webb in Copeland on Wednesday, was captured on Monday by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials. The gator was found injured in Copeland with a bullet wound in its head - the same area where Webb's neighbor shot the attacking alligator. Photographed Sept. 5, 2011. Contributed by the FWC.

The 90-year-old Copeland woman attacked by an alligator last week has been upgraded to serious condition for a second time.

Margaret Webb remains at Lee Memorial Hospital following the attack that took her leg Wednesday in her front yard. She was upgraded from critical to serious condition on Saturday, but was once again listed in critical condition on Sunday.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials captured an eight-foot alligator Monday that is believed to be the one that bit Webb. The reptile, which a passer-by said he shot, had a bullet hole in its head. FWC officials said the alligator will be euthanized.

Webb had her leg amputated below the knee and underwent surgery last weekend. The alligator attacked as she walked along a canal in her front yard.

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