Large Crocodile Found Holding Human Body in Florida: Authorities Euthanize

Title: Crocodile Found with Human Body in its Mouth in Florida, Euthanized

Published: September 24, 2023 | 15:26

In a shocking incident, authorities in Florida, USA, euthanized a crocodile measuring over 4 meters long after it was found holding a human body in its mouth. The alligator was captured in Largo, Florida, on the afternoon of September 22nd.

A witness who observed the scene recounted, “I noticed a floating crocodile in the canal, seemingly biting something. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was a human body. I immediately recorded the incident with my mobile phone and reported it.”

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWCC) swiftly responded to the report and apprehended the crocodile. The captured reptile was identified as a male, measuring 4.2 meters in length.

Authorities made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the crocodile. The body found in the jaws of the reptile was later identified as a 41-year-old woman. The circumstances surrounding her death and how the crocodile acquired her body remain unknown at this time.

The incident has left local residents in shock. One resident expressed concern, stating, “This canal is frequently used by my children for their daily walks. It’s truly terrifying.”

Further investigations are underway to determine the cause of the woman’s death and the sequence of events leading up to the crocodile’s involvement.

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jong-seok Yoon = A crocodile measuring over 4 meters long was found holding part of a human body in its mouth in Florida, USA, and was euthanized by the relevant authorities.

According to NBC, the alligator in question was caught in a canal in Largo, Florida, on the afternoon of the 22nd (local time).

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A witness said, “A crocodile was floating in the canal, and it seemed to be biting something, so when I looked carefully, it appeared to be a human body,” and added, “I filmed the incident with my mobile phone and reported it .”

Accordingly, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWCC) responded and captured the alligator.

The crocodile was a male with a body length of 4.2 m.

Local police said the crocodile was humanely euthanized.

It was confirmed that the body of a 41-year-old woman was in the crocodile.

Details such as how this woman died and how the crocodile came to bite her body are not yet known.

Local residents were shocked by this news.

“This canal is where my children walk every day,” said one of the local residents to a local broadcaster. “It’s very scary.”

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