Bob, a 660-pound alligator, is being treated for a sore leg at University of Florida

After a preliminary evaluation, and moving the massive gator onto a gurney, staff discovered evidence of osteomyelitis.

click to enlarge Bob, a 660-pound alligator, is being treated for a sore leg at University of Florida
Photo via UFVetMed/Twitter

After being treated by a team of veterinarians at the University of Florida, a 660-pound alligator named Bob is feeling much better, says the school.

According to University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Bob was removed from his home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park last Thursday, and brought in for radiographs on his rear right leg, which had been hurting the 38-year-old alligator. 


After a preliminary evaluation, and moving the massive gator onto a gurney, staff discovered evidence of osteomyelitis. “Our zoo med team will continue to monitor his progress. Good luck Bob (& Go Gators!),” tweeted the school. 

Well, on Saturday, the veterinary school tweeted an update that Bob is actually doing much better, and is now responsive on pain meds.


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