13 foot Alligator Pinellas County Attack, Florida Alligator carrying body

A person’s death investigated after an alligator carries their body

As reported by Florida authorities, they are looking into the death of a person whose body was carried by an alligator down a street and into a river.

According to a news statement from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, at around 1:50 p.m., deputies had responded to a complaint of a dead person observed near a waterway between 134th Avenue North and 121st Street North in Unincorporated Largo, Florida.

A 13-foot, 8.5-inch male alligator was later “humanely killed and removed from the waterway” with the help of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after officers found the bones of an adult dead in the stream close to it.

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The medical examiner’s office will do an autopsy on the body to ascertain how the person passed away, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, which said that it has opened an inquiry into the event. The sheriff’s office did not provide any other information, and police have not yet disclosed the person’s identify.

Eyewitness accounts of the terrifying encounter

JaMarcus Bullard, a local resident, told Spectrum’s Bay News 9 that the deceased guy was being carried by the alligator while he was on his way to a job interview.

Bullard stated, “I could see there was a body in his mouth, so I started recording.

It was a lower torso in his mouth when I took up a rock to smash it. According to Insider, he said, “It just kind of swam backward down into the lower canal.

According to him, the fire department had already received a 911 call when he “came down to the fire department and reported” the situation. Bullard claimed to have seen rescue workers drag the alligator out of the water and shoot it “a few times.”

Authorities probing the mysterious circumstances

The enormous alligator, which had been positioned on the road between a puddle of blood and a sizable black police car at the site, was surrounded by multiple police officers, according to a shot from a SkyFOX camera from Fox 13 Tampa Bay.

Apparently to the outlet, the body was discovered in a creek close to Ridgecrest Park in Pinellas County. The park contains a 5-acre lake and is well-known for alligator sightings. According to Bay News 9, that’s also close to the spot where a 47-year-old man lost his life after being attacked by an alligator while searching the water for Frisbees and other discs.

Terri Williams told Fox 13 Tampa Bay, “I would’ve never dreamed that an alligator would be in this vicinity. Naturally, I am aware of the lake directly across the street and the lake in Taylor Park, but not the one in this area. No, I never would have imagined that.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, American alligators are typically found in freshwater lakes, slow-moving rivers, and brackish water habitats, but they are infrequently found in salt water.

It was mentioned that the largest male alligator seen was a 14-foot 3 1/2-inch male from Lake Washington in Brevard County and that most of the prey that alligators eat include small mammals, birds, snakes, tough fish, and turtles.

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Source: People

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