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ICE offices, workers hit by wave of violence and threats: ‘We know where all your children live’

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers are facing a rapidly escalating series of threats, including protesters menacing their children and shots being fired at their offices, amid a rising tide of anti-ICE rhetoric from the left fueled by congressional Democrats, media voices and presidential hopefuls.

Footage published Tuesday by Breitbart News shows protesters in Florida from groups such as Never Again Action and Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County threatening workers and former employees of the GEO Group, a private contractor used by ICE.

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One protester threatened the family of GEO Group’s former general counsel, John Bulfin.

“We know where all your children live throughout the country … John Bulfin you have kids in [bleeped out], you have kids in [bleeped out],” the protester yelled. “We know everything about you and you won’t just be seeing us here.”

“We know where you sleep at night,” another protester shouted. “We know what kind of dog food you buy your dogs.”

“We’re not actually joking,” the protester said before shouting the location of where Bulfin lives. “John Bulfin you go to [bleeped out], you go to church on [bleeped out], you live on [bleeped out] the road. We are not joking.”

Another can be heard yelling: “When immigrant bodies are under attack, what do we do?”

“Fight back,” other protesters responded.

Breitbart reports that the footage was taken a day before shots were fired early Tuesday at an ICE office and GEO Group office in San Antonio, Texas, in what the FBI has called a “targeted attack.”

The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at an ICE building where two floors house administrative and executive offices, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The outlet reported another shooting occurred at a separate facility where an ICE contractor is located.

“All of the shots that we have found are on the floors where ICE had offices,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Combs said. “This is no question a very targeted attack. It’s not a secret facility, you can go online, it’s [the address is] out there. So they did some research, they knew what floors ICE was on, they knew what buildings they were and they hit those.”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting Director Ken Cuccinelli tweeted out pictures of the bullet holes.

The incidents are the latest escalation in anti-ICE sentiment that has shifted from calls to abolish the agency and claims that it is “caging children” to threats and violence within the space of a year.

Last month, a man was killed by Washington state authorities when he threw incendiary devices at both an immigration center and nearby propane tanks. In Colorado, protesters demonstrating outside an ICE facility replaced the American flag with the Mexican flag. Also last month, protesters were arrested after trying to storm an ICE building in Washington, D.C.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday that people need to tone down “dangerous” rhetoric that demonizes ICE officials.

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“The environment where we’re demonizing our law enforcement for doing their jobs and enforcing the law on the books is concerning,” he said. “It can be dangerous and it can result in people taking action that are not supported by facts that are not in response to anything inappropriate that the men and women of ICE are doing and we’ve got to tone that down.”

In an op-ed for Fox News Wednesday, Former ICE Director Thomas Homan said that he had to deal with death threats when he was in charge of the agency and had to receive round-the-clock armed protection for weeks.

He also noted increasingly heated rhetoric from elected Democrats and presidential hopefuls about the work ICE does.

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“In addition to the threats of violence, we see elected officials at the local, state and national level calling the Border Patrol, ICE and anyone that enforces our immigration law Nazis, racists, and obscene names,” he wrote.

He also asked where the outrage was from Democrats, who recently have partly blamed President Trump for creating anti-immigrant sentiment that encouraged the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

“Here’s the bottom line: Hate is hate, terrorism is terrorism, and murder is murder. Politicians who condemn attacks on themselves and institutions and policies they support have an obligation to condemn such attacks on their opponents just as vigorously.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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Boy’s rare disease took 5 years to diagnose, family says

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A 6-year-old boy’s family is pinning their hope on a bone marrow transplant as a possible cure for a disease so rare that it took five years for doctors to find a diagnosis for him. Cohen Bramlee, the youngest of his family’s five siblings, first landed in the hospital at 4 months old, according to PEOPLE.

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His puzzling symptoms included food intolerance that would sometimes send his body into shock and required him to receive his meals and nutrients entirely through a central line catheter. He spent much of his young life in and out of the hospital, but doctors couldn’t nail down the underlying cause until researchers at the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at Duke University got a hold of his case. They determined that Cohen had a variance in an immune system gene, which was confirmed by Dr. Stella Davies at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to be the cause of his ailments, PEOPLE reported.

From there, his medical team determined that a bone marrow transplant may be the cure he needs. Two of Cohen’s siblings were found to be matches for a bone marrow transplant, with 16-year-old Todd Christopher chosen as the donor.

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“It was the first time that we really had hope that this was going to have a cure,” Carrie Bramlee, Cohen’s mother, told PEOPLE. “He’s been very sick and we came close to losing him several times, so now knowing that there is a chance for him to not only be healthier but be cured is unimaginable.”

The family has kept their supporters updated through the “Super Cohen’s Crusade” Facebook page, which includes snapshots of his everyday life. He is currently making his way through a pre-bone marrow transplant bucket list which includes a visit to Build-A-Bear and a fishing trip. According to the page, the transplant is tentatively scheduled for the second week of September.

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“Our superhero might be medically fragile but make no mistake about it, he is a strong, brave and an amazing little guy that brings so much joy to all who know him,” a blog post on the page reads. “We are blessed to call him our son. I pray his strength inspires all who hear his story!”

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Robot priest added to 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Japan: ‘It will grow in wisdom’

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A 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, is using a $1 million humanoid to reach a younger generation, but foreigners are repulsed by it.

The Kodaji Temple, in a partnership with the robotics team at Osaka University, unveiled “Mindar” earlier this year. The robot is a 6-foot tall android, made of silicon and aluminum and modeled after Kannon, the Buddhist deity of mercy who preaches what is called the “Heart Sutra” in Japanese, with English and Chinese translations projected on a screen for tourists.

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“Artificial intelligence has developed to such an extent we thought it logical for the Buddha to transform into a robot,” Tensho Goto, the chief steward of the temple, told AFP. “Obviously a machine doesn’t have a soul, but Buddhist faith isn’t about believing in God. It’s about following Buddha’s path, so it doesn’t matter whether it is represented by a machine, a scrap of iron or a tree.”

Goto, a self-proclaimed “fuddy-duddy” priest, believes the robot will help reach the younger generation to help overcome pain and ease suffering, the goal of the Buddhist religion.

“It is here to save anyone who seeks help,” Goto added. “Modern society brings other kinds of stress, but the goal hasn’t really changed for over 2,000 years.”

After months of temple worship with the robot, Osaka University polled people about their experience and many Japanese adherents expressed a positive interaction.

“I felt a warmth you wouldn’t feel from a regular machine,” one of them said.

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Another temple goer added: “At first it felt a little unnatural, but the android was easy to follow. It made me think deeply about right and wrong.”

Foreigners, however, have been repulsed by it.

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“It could be the influence of the Bible, but Westerners have compared it to Frankenstein’s monster,” Goto added. “Japanese people don’t possess any prejudices against robots. We were brought up on comics where robots are our friends. Westerners think differently.”

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Dog in Texas dies from toxic algae found in river, owner claims: ‘I blame myself’

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A Texas woman is using the unexpected death of her beloved dog as a warning to other pet owners to be wary of water that may contain toxic algae.

Tamra Massey, of Austin, told Fox 7 she took her Australian Shepherd, Fina, to the Guadalupe River on July 31. The dog — which “loved the water,” she said — began acting strangely not long after she finished her swim.

Fina, according to Massey, began to vomit, was “stiff-legged” and “got off balance.” She also claims the 3-year-old dog had “two seizures in less than 5 minutes” after emerging from the river, she told the news station.

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Despite Massey’s best efforts — she quickly took the dog to the hospital — it was too late.

“Rushed her to the vet — that took about 15 minutes. Five minutes after that there was nothing they could do for her. Her diaphragm had seized up. He said that was one of the symptoms, muscle paralysis,” she said.

“It’s been hard — it’s been really, really hard and I blame myself,” she told Fox 7. “I’ve been told not to but I just want people to not go through this.”

Massey claims the water was so clear she could “see straight through to the bottom.” Later, however, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality confirmed to her that toxic blue-green algae were present in the river, which is located steps away from her backyard.

Experts say that the algae can form in different bodies of water.

“Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are microscopic bacteria found in freshwater lakes, streams, ponds and brackish water ecosystems,” explains the Pet Poison Helpline on its website. “They can produce toxins (such as microcystins and anatoxins) that affect people, livestock and pets that swim in and drink from the algae-contaminated water.”

“While most blue-green algae blooms do not produce toxins, it is not possible to determine the presence of toxins without testing,” the helpline adds. “Thus, all blooms should be considered potentially toxic. Very small exposures, such as a few mouthfuls of algae-contaminated water, may result in fatal poisoning.”

Dogs, in particular, are at risk of algal toxin poisoning, according to Greenwater Laboratories, which tests for harmful algal blooms.

“The most sensitive individuals to algal toxin poisoning are those that ingest cyanobacteria when they are in the water,” it explains on its website. “Many times, those individuals are dogs, since they are entering and exiting algal blooms at shorelines. It is a good idea to keep pets out of the water when cyanobacteria may be present.”

Symptoms to look out for after your dog has been swimming include vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and hyper-salivation.

In a Facebook post that’s been shared nearly 300 times, Massey warned other pet owners of the dangers of blue-green algae.

“The water was not ‘infested’ with the algae, nor did it look stagnant… [or] else I wouldn’t have let her in it,” she wrote.

Massey said she thinks Fina likely ate some algae.

“She loved biting at leaves, and things floating [in] the water. But even if she would have simply gotten some on her fur and then groomed herself, the outcome would likely have been the same,” she wrote.

“If you notice algae on the water, just stay away! You can NOT tell by looking at it if it is in the ‘blooming’ phase. Better safe than sorry,” she concluded.

“It’s been hard — it’s been really, really hard and I blame myself.”

— Tamra Massey

Fina is not the first dog to die of toxic algae in the state. The dog, according to Fox 7, was the fourth in the Austin area to die after swimming in contaminated water. In fact, the city has warned pet owners not to let their pets swim in Lady Bird Lake as a result of algal blooms.

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“We have confirmed potentially harmful algal blooms in Lady Bird Lake & posted signs indicating the danger,” the city tweeted on Aug. 7.

In North Carolina, too, three dogs died earlier this month after swimming in a Wilmington pond and becoming exposed to toxic algae. Their owner posted on Facebook that the dogs “contracted blue-green algae poisoning” after their swim and that the algae killed the pets within a matter of hours.

Massey did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on Wednesday.

Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.

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Mom’s squeaky oven dance set to Usher embarrasses daughter, but goes amazingly viral

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A Florida mom whose “squeaky oven dance” went viral this week joined “Fox & Friends” Wednesday to discuss her unexpected Internet fame.

Amy Stephens explained that her daughters, 19-year-old Haley and 16-year-old Kasey, noticed that their oven made a squeaking noise that sounded similar to the opening of Usher’s 2004 hit song “Yeah.”

It was Kasey’s idea to have her mom break out into a dance, using the oven squeaks as an instrument, while the hit song played.

“She said just do your thing when the beat drops and that’s what I did,” Amy recalled.

The TikTok video, which included Haley sitting in the kitchen looking mortified over her mom’s dancing, quickly took the Internet by storm.

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Amy said the clip has been watched a whooping 65 million times across various social media platforms after it spread from TikTok to Twitter and Facebook.

Amy said her friends aren’t surprised that she was the one to go viral, but Kasey – a frequent TikTok user – was left shaking her head over how popular her mom’s dance turned.

“I was so mad, I’ve been on this app for at least eight months making videos on there and my mom was like, ‘I’m gonna be more famous than you,’ and she made a video and the next morning we wake up and it has over 100,000 likes. It’s crazy!” Kasey said.

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As for her supporting role in the clip, Haley said her mom is “kind of embarrassing, but I love her” and it’s not the first time she’s had that reaction.

“She’s done that in the grocery store,” Haley joked.

“Amy, you are so much fun, I want to have a beer with you!” host Ainsley Earhardt told the viral mother.

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‘Jurassic world’ discovered under Australia

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A so-called “Jurassic world” has been discovered, consisting of approximately 100 ancient volcanoes, buried deep inside central Australia.

The research, published in Gondwana Research, details the findings of ancient volcanoes that were active between 180 million and 160 million years ago under the Cooper-Eromanga Basin. Now one of the country’s largest oil and gas regions, it was once home to an area filled with hot ash and lava flying high into the air, surrounded by rivers that eventually evolved into lakes and coal-swamps.

“While the majority of Earth’s volcanic activity occurs at the boundaries of tectonic plates, or under the Earth’s oceans, this ancient Jurassic world developed deep within the interior of the Australian continent,” said the study’s co-author, Simon Holford, in a statement.

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“Its discovery raises the prospect that more undiscovered volcanic worlds reside beneath the poorly explored surface of Australia,” Holford added.

The ancient volcanoes, which are well preserved, were discovered under hundreds of feet of rock using advanced subsurface imaging techniques, which are similar to CT scans.

In an interview with IFLScience, Holford said that the discovery of the volcanoes was not anticipated due to the heavy presence of oil exploration and production in the area. The team has termed the province the Warnie Volcanic Province (WVP), “after the Warnie East 1 exploration well, drilled in 1985,” according to the study’s abstract.

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It’s unlikely there will be much paleontological benefit to discovering the ancient volcanoes, as the drilling rigs used to dig through volcanic rock only make small holes, so the chances of hitting a fossil are minuscule.

However, the discovery of WVP does raise “the possibility of other, yet unidentified, volcanic provinces worldwide,” the study notes.

In October, scientists discovered another volcanic “lost world” off the coast of Tasmania, while mapping the seafloor 249 miles east of the country.

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Woman who claims Jeffrey Epstein ‘forcefully raped’ her sues Ghislaine Maxwell, 3 others

A woman who claimed Jeffrey Epstein “forcefully raped” her when she was a teen has sued Ghislaine Maxwell — an alleged recruiter for Epstein — along with three others, claiming they conspired to make the rape possible.

Jennifer Araoz, now 32, filed the complaint Wednesday, alleging Maxwell and other associates of Epstein’s “conspired with each other to make possible and otherwise facilitate the sexual abuse and rape of Plaintiff,” NBC News reported.

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Araoz has accused Epstein — who was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility on Saturday from apparent suicide — of “forcefully” raping her at his Manhattan townhome when she was 15 years old.

The woman said she told Epstein repeatedly to stop, and added the 66-year-old “knew exactly what he was doing.”

Araoz said she met Epstein as a teenager after a woman approached her outside of her high school and told her about a kind, wealthy man — who Araoz said turned out to be Epstein. She said that woman, who has not been identified, tagged along during the first few times she visited Epstein’s house.

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The woman eventually stopped joining Araoz and Epstein, she said, and claims he eventually raped her in 2002.

The lawsuit filed is one of the first to be filed under the Child Victims Act, a new New York state law that took effect on midnight Wednesday, as noted by NBC News. The law allows child abuse victims to sue their alleged abusers for one year, regardless of when the abuse took place.

Maxwell, the 57-year-old woman accused of working with Epstein, has come under the microscope after Epstein’s death.

Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, has vowed to continue the investigation into Epstein, who, at the time of his death, was in a New York facility awaiting trial on allegations he operated an underage sex trafficking ring. And even though Epstein is now firmly outside the grip of the criminal justice system, his alleged “co-conspirators” do not enjoy a similar reprieve.

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Maxwell’s potential liability has already been illuminated on the civil side of the legal spectrum.

Several accusers have alleged Maxwell played a pivotal role in enlisting Epstein’s alleged victims, according to court documents unsealed Friday. Those who say they’re victims of Epstein and other eyewitnesses to the events surrounding his alleged crimes, have testified Maxwell’s role was in arranging massages and sexual favors for Epstein and a circle of his high-profile associates.

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Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured, here in 2005 with Jeffrey Epstein, is accused of playing a pivotal role in enlisting Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking victims. (Getty Images)

But Maxwell allegedly played an even more direct role in the sex abuse on several occasions.

Maxwell and Epstein were accused of molesting two victims in 1996 but the claims — allegedly reported to the FBI — fell on deaf ears, according to an affidavit viewed by the Miami Herald.

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Maxwell has not released any public statements since Epstein’s arrest in early July. No criminal charges have been brought against her and she has consistently and vehemently denied all allegations of misconduct.

Defense attorney Doug Richards told Fox News that, “From both a civil and criminal standpoint, Epstein’s death does her no favors. Victims are rightly unsatisfied with the way that this case was handled, and his death rekindles the demand for someone to be held accountable and for justice to be done, and she’s next in line.”

Fox News’ Hollie McKay contributed to this report.

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Amazon driver successfully delivers package by throwing it through second-floor window, customer says

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An English woman claims her Amazon package was delivered successfully — by being thrown into her second-floor window.

Claudine McLaren, a 43-year-old who lives in Leicestershire, said she came home Monday to find a delivery note from an Amazon driver letting her know where her package full of lightbulbs was.

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“Put through open window,” the note, published by the BBC, read. McLaren said she found the package, undamaged, upstairs.

“We thought it was hilarious, he must have been confident,” she told the news outlet. “The window is 10 foot up and there’s no evidence he’s used a ladder.”

McLaren commended the delivery employee for the effort, but said she might have “felt differently had the bulbs been broken.”

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A spokesperson for Amazon told Fox News in a statement: “We have very high standards for our delivery partners and expect every package to be handled with care.”

McLaren said she was looking for anyone who might’ve witnessed the event. “It’s quite a public place, someone must have seen him do it. I’d love to find out,” she said.

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LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics

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A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerator.

The plight of 15-year-old Twitter user “Dorothy” was noticed earlier this month after she kept tweeting about how her mom kept taking gadgets away from her, leaving her unable to tweet.

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The account, which appears to function as an Ariana Grande fan page, posted a tweet on Aug. 4 that read: “im leaving forever. my mom took my phone. ill miss u all sm. im crying. goodbye.”

Twitter, which shows where users’ tweets are sent from, showed that the teen’s tweet was sent from a Nintendo 3DS.

But later that day, Dorothy’s mom seemingly noticed her daughter was tweeting from the gaming device, and announced on Twitter her account “will be shut down now.”

Despite her mother’s guidance, the teen did not give up. On Aug. 5, she tweeted from her Wii U — thanking everyone for their support in her quest to tweet, no matter the consequences. In a follow-up tweet from her Wii U, she wrote her mom was at work and she planned to try looking for her phone.

But on Aug. 8, Dorothy’s predicament took another turn. Still without her electronics, the teen resorted to tweeting from her smart fridge.

“I do not know if this is going to tweet I am talking to my fridge what the heck my Mom confiscated all of my electronics again,” she said.

LG Electronics, the company behind the smart fridge, caught wind of Dorothy’s troubles, and tweeted “#FreeDorothy.” The main Twitter account tweeted it, too, describing the teen as “an icon.”

The teen told the Guardian, in a message sent through her cousin’s iPad, that her mom took her electronics away “so I’d pay more attention to my surroundings.”

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“I felt mortified! I was worried because I’ve been bored all summer and Twitter passes the time for me.”

It wasn’t clear when “Dorothy” would be allowed back on social media. In response to the Guardian asking how long she’d be grounded for, Dorothy said: “I may be late to reply, as it is difficult to find something to use Twitter.”

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South Carolina woman, 68, bit by alligator while walking dog near pond

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A South Carolina woman was walking her dog Monday night when an alligator attacked her near her home, officials said.

The 68-year-old woman was outside her home in Hilton Head Island, roughly 25 yards away from a pond in the Sun City retirement community, around 10 p.m., according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

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Authorities caught the alligator, which was about 9 feet long, and euthanized it.

A spokesperson with the Bluffton Township Fire District, which responded to the scene, told WTOC the incident was not a “trend.”

“We surely look at those to see if there is a preventive message or effort that we can put forth to help folks avoid those scenarios. The unfortunate truth is they are wild animals, and wild indicates the fact that there is no trend, there is no way,” Cpt. Lee Levesque said.

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The alligator bit the woman on her leg and hand/wrist area, according to what she told authorities. She was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

The sheriff’s office warns those in Beaufort County “to be mindful of alligators and to please be careful when walking near ponds and lagoons — especially at night when visibility is limited.”

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