AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsA trapper working with wildlife officials later caught the animal in a nearby pond. It will be killed and the hide and meat sold. An elderly woman, who was bitten by an alligator while working in her backyard, beat back the reptile with a garden hose. Constance Gittles, 74, of south Punta Gorda, Fla., was watering plants this week when a nearly 6-foot-long alligator bit her leg just above the ankle. “I just whacked him right in the snout with the nozzle,” she said. “After that, he took off.” Gittles received three puncture wounds and some smaller scrapes and abrasions from her confrontation with the alligator. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!