An elderly woman was killed by two alligators in a pond near her home late Friday night. The Sarasota County sheriff office tells us that the alligators grabbed her feet after she fell into the water. According to reports, at about 7:47 pm she was seen falling into the water at the Boca Royal Golf and County Club in Englewood. She was trying her best to stay afloat but the alligators got to her before she was able to swim out. The woman who has yet to be identified was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have captured the alligators and moved them from the pond.
Earlier this year something similar happened in South Carolina. A 47-year-old man was pulled into a pond and was later found dead with three missing limbs. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission the state has had an average of 8 unprovoked bites per year that required serious medical attention. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also says “The likelihood of a Florida resident being seriously injured during an unprovoked alligator incident in Florida is roughly only one in 3.1 million,” .