DailyMailThe body of a woman whose arm was found inside an alligator which is believed to have dragged her to her death was found late Friday evening by search and rescue teams in Florida. Shizuka Matsuki, 47, was found dead by the Law Enforcement Division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at around 10:00pm Friday at Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in Davie. The Commission said it would be conducting an investigation, though it offered no new details, according to CBS News. Park rangers on Friday captured the enormous alligator in the large pond in the same park hours before discovery Matsuki’s body. When they cut it open, they discovered a human arm. They were called to the scene at 9:45am amid reports that Matsuki had been dragged in to the water. She was out walking her dogs, one of which was found by the side of the water with a large, fresh wound on its coat when authorities arrived. Before divers could go into the water to look for her, they had to capture the beastly reptile which was filmed swimming ominously through the dark water not long after the alarm was raised. Locals say the reptiles are known to frequent the water and that they know not to let their dogs off the leash there because of it. The alarm was raised at 9:45am when a man called 911 claiming to have seen the woman be taken into the water. He told police that when he got to the water’s edge, Matsuki had vanished and her dogs were standing with their leashes on. One had a fresh wound, he said.
Awful news out of Florida over the weekend, as a woman was walking her dogs through a park, when she was taken by a large male alligator. The twelve-foot-long bull alligator had been seen by local residents, and they had been warning each other to keep their pets away from the water’s edge, because of the presence of this massive and aggressive gator. The woman was reported missing around the same time that a witness called police and said that he saw a large alligator dragging a woman into the water, state officials wanted to send divers into the water to look for the woman’s body, but after catching a glimpse of the massive beast deemed it was too dangerous to send divers into the water until the apex predator was removed. The alligator was finally captured and killed, and when it was cut open, a human arm belonging to the victim was found in its stomach. Divers then entered the water, where they found the rest of the victim’s remains, and determined that she was indeed the victim of a fatal alligator attack. It is unknown if the gator intentionally attacked the woman, or if the gator was going after her dogs, and then took the opportunity to grab the woman when she attempted to protect her pets. From what is known about alligators, it is clear that the alligator drowned the woman and tore off her arm in a death roll for immediate consumption, then stashed the rest of her body nearby to feed on later. Every freshwater pond or lake in Florida is likely to be the home of an alligator, so be sure to keep your pets, children and even yourself away from the water’s edge, if the alligator is large enough like it was in this scenario humans are squarely in the menu.
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