Alligator That Bit Off Elderly Woman’s Arm Killed By Wildlife Officials

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say they’ve caught and killed the alligator that ripped off an elderly woman’s arm in a central Florida canal.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill says that while no human body parts were found in the alligator’s stomach, authorities believe it was the one that bit Carol Hough on Wednesday morning.

Hill says the 7-foot-5-inch alligator was the same size they were looking for, and it had no fear of humans.

Hough remains hospitalized in critical condition. Hill says she lost her right arm between the elbow and shoulder.

Authorities say the 84-year-old Leesburg woman was attacked in a canal behind her mobile home. It’s not clear why Hough was in the water.

A neighbor pulled Hough to safety and called 911.

 (© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live