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Bicyclist hurt in confrontation with gator

A bicyclist pedaling along the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail was seriously hurt in a confrontation with an alligator, Gainesville.com reports.

The gator didn't attack the bicyclist, but did try to bite a tire. Trying to avoid the reptile, the man lost control and flew over the handlebars.

The gator, which didn't go after the injured man, was gone when rescuers arrived.

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