A courageous 10-year-old girl is recovering this morning from an alligator attack over the weekend.
On Saturday the girl was sitting in 2-feet deep water in Orlando’s Lake Moss Park when the nearly 9-foot alligator attacked, biting her in the knee and calf.
To fight off the gator, the girl started poking it in the nose and then pried the gator’s mouth open to remove her leg.
Her father told reporters that she learned that trick at Gatorland, a wildlife preserve in Orlando.
Wildlife officials captured and euthanized the alligator after the attack.
The girl was taken to the hospital and received at least 10 stitches. She is now recovering at home.