Beforehand, investigators found the physique of Michael Ford, forty five, in a canal in Castle Meade, a city in Polk County roughly 60 miles east of Tampa, late final week, local newspaper the Ledger reported.
Someone reported seeing a piece of the person’s physique within the alligator’s mouth.
Florida Fish and Flora and fauna Conservation Price (FWC) trapped and killed the gator which, according to Orlando’s FOX 35, was as soon as 12 toes lengthy and weighed 450 pounds.
A necropsy reportedly found Ford’s hand and foot interior of the reptile’s belly.
Ford’s physique had cuts and injuries brought about by the alligator. He apparently died by drowning, officials acknowledged. A toxicology file is pending.
Earlier in June, a 5-year-outdated faculty lady was as soon as attacked by an alligator within the town of Lost Lake in Leon County. The lady was as soon as swimming in a lake alongside with her grandfather when she was as soon as attacked, her family acknowledged.
The FWC warns to no longer in any appreciate feed an alligator and to “put your distance in case you belief one.”