463-pound alligator removed from Florida highway after it was struck by semi-truck
It wandered onto a Florida highway around midnight and was struck in the snout. It was removed by experts who then had to euthanize it.
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FORT MEADE, FL — A Florida man's hand and foot were found in the stomach of an alligator that was removed from a canal Thursday along with the 45-year-old man's body, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
The agency's Carrie Horstman identified the man as Michael Ford II of Wauchula but said it was not yet clear what role the alligator played in Ford's death, if any.
"An autopsy revealed that Ford had other lacerations and injuries caused by the gator, and his apparent cause of death is drowning, although his final cause and manner of death are pending toxicology," Horstman said.
Alligator bite marks found on body of missing man on Kiawah Island, report says
Deputies who were searching for a missing man Saturday on Kiawah Island found a body with what’s believed to be alligator bite marks, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office The investigation started shortly before 2 p.m. when deputies began looking for the man on Kiawah Island Club Drive. The missing man had not been seen since 10 a.m., although his vehicle was still on the man's property. The Sheriff’s Office said a K-9 led deputies to the edge of a large pond behind the man’s property. “Due to the large size and irregular shape of the pond, deputies requested the Sheriff’s Office helicopter to canvass the area by air,” CCSO officials said.
The body of a 2-year-old attacked by an alligator at a Disney World resort has been recovered. The boy was playing in the water when the gator dragged him under.
Transcript: This cattle-eating alligator was way too big for this small Florida town. About 15 feet too big, to be exact. The massive gator was caught and
The body was found in Polk County off Peeples Road, west of County Road 630. A 9-1-1 caller reported seeing the body to the Polk County Sheriff's Office around 7:43 a.m. (listen to the call below) Thursday on property belonging to the Mosaic Company. The company uses the land to mine and process phosphate rock for phosphate fertilizer production.
"When he was found by a Mosaic employee, a large alligator had a part of Ford’s body in his mouth," Horstman explained. "When first responders arrived on scene, the gator had disengaged."
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trapped and killed the alligator, and a necropsy was performed, according to Horstman.
Investigators found a truck nearby and determined that it belonged to a friend of Ford’s who had recently agreed to sell it to him.
"Neither the friend nor Ford’s family had heard from him since Sunday, June 23, 2019, "Horstman added.
Listen to the 9-1-1 call below courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office:
16-foot python, nest removed from under house in Everglades.
The battle against the invasive Burmese python in the Florida Everglades continued with the removal of a 16-foot species and a nest.