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Florida alligator found with human body in its mouth

Logan Riely

For the second time in two weeks, a Florida alligator was found chomping on a corpse.

The Lakeland Police Department responded to reports of a gator holding a human body in its mouth on Tuesday afternoon, the Lakeland Ledger reported. The gator eventually let go of the body, whose identity is unknown.

Lakeland Police Sgt. Gary Gross told the Ledger that due to the condition of the body, it had most likely been in the water for at least a day.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission brought six officers to Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead for training on how to safely handle an alligator. The training in May coincided with alligator mating season, which has led allig

About a week ago, two alligators were found feasting on a body in a canal on the edge of the Everglades in Broward County. Two fisherman told Davie police they saw a body in a canal along U.S. 27 in Southwest Ranches on Memorial Day.

The body, police determined, had also been in the water for some time due to the level of decomposition. The identity of the body has not been released yet.

In both instances, officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission lured the alligators away from the crime scenes.

Word about a giant alligator that prowls on and near a Manatee County golf course has gone worldwide. This video was taken at Buffalo Creek Golf Course.

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