Person attacked by alligator at golf course in Englewood

The 50-year-old was diving for golf balls at a golf course in the 260 block of Rotonda Circle at about 1 p.m. when an alligator bit his left arm, according to a news release.Lahodik is in the ICU on Saturday morning with a risk of infection. He needs more surgeries, according to his wife.He managed to climb onto land with his dive gear still on and drove all the way to the clubhouse, where course manager David Kelly said he called 911.FWC said the alligator that attacked him will either be euthanized and go to a processing plant or end up at a gator farm.”The gator chased him as he was trying to climb over the bank of the lake”.The view from SkyFOX showed a large alligator peering out from the pond while Florida Fish & Wildlife officers looked on. The reptile was sedated and pulled from the lake.She also defended his job as necessary to maintain golf courses and fired back at critics who said he shouldn’t have been in the gator’s habitat.A GoFundMe account has been set up for Lahodik’s medical expenses.