Alligator Trainer Bit During Houston-Area Demonstration

Man nipped on the arm, needed no stitches

An alligator trainer has been slightly hurt when a 5-foot-long reptile turned and bit him during a demonstration at a Houston-area event.

KTRK-TV reports the trainer is recovering after the incident at the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Spring.

Bystander video shows the trainer on Saturday coming up behind the alligator, which then turns and bites him.

The trainer from Gator Country refuge in Beaumont quickly moves away from the alligator, then stops to examine his injured left arm.

Refuge owner Gary Saurage said the trainer did not need stitches but is sore following the weekend incident.

The trainer's name wasn't immediately released.

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