In southeast Florida, an alligator pulled an 85-year-old woman walking her dog into a nearby retention pond, where she was fatally injured.
The alligator tried to kidnap Gloria Serge’s tiny dog when she was walking it near the pond in her neighborhood in Ft.
Pierce, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
According to a commission incident report, “Ms. Serge was knocked over and the alligator pulled her into the water by her foot.”
The report stated that Serge “was pulled into deeper water and as a result of the incident, died.”
The alligator, which was about 10 feet long, was captured and put to death, it continued.
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According to commission spokesperson Arielle Callender, the dog is still alive.
According to the fish and wildlife commission, the woman was found, and the alligator that was involved in the incident was caught by a hired nuisance alligator trapper.
The victim’s family and friends have our sincere sympathies, the commission stated in a statement on Monday.Alligators rarely cause major injuries in Florida, according to the statement.
“The FWC places the highest priority on public safety and administers a Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) to address complaints concerning specific alligators believed to pose a threat to people, pets, or property,” the statement read.