Horrifying moment 14ft alligator is caught dragging human corpse down Florida canal in its MOUTH before being shot dead

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  • A Florida alligator was found with a dead body clamped between its jaws as it made its way down a canal near Clearwater
  • The gator could be see dragging its prey much to the horror of local residents, some of whom began filming the shocking incident 
  • Emergency responders, along with the Florida FWC, successfully removed the alligator from the water and subsequently euthanized it

A dead body was discovered in the mouth of an enormous Florida alligator as it made its way down a canal near Clearwater on Friday afternoon.

The 14-foot reptile held its victim tightly between its powerful jaws as it paddled down the waterway, in the small town of Largo.

Several local residents spotted the gruesome sight as the alligator dragged its prey away and began to record the scene while alerting the Largo Fire Department.

Emergency responders together with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission managed to pull the alligator from the water before shooting it dead, with officials describing it as having been ‘humanely killed’.  

A Florida alligator was found with a dead body clamped between its jaws as it made its way down a canal near Clearwater

A Florida alligator was found with a dead body clamped between its jaws as it made its way down a canal near Clearwater 

Emergency responders, along with the Florida FWC successfully removed the alligator from the water and subsequently euthanized it

Emergency responders, along with the Florida FWC successfully removed the alligator from the water and subsequently euthanized it

‘A lot of my neighbors were out here and they’re the ones that told me about the gator. While we were standing here we heard a shot, I assume they killed the gator,’ wrote Jennifer Dean, who lives nearby.

Once the alligator was no more, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were then able to retrieve the victim’s body from the water. The body has yet to be identified. 

‘I could tell there was a body in his mouth, so I started recording,’ JaMarcus Bullard said to Bay News 9.

‘I came down to the fire department and reported it to them,’ he said.

The gator could be see dragging its prey much to the horror of local residents some of whom began filming the shocking incident

The gator could be see dragging its prey much to the horror of local residents some of whom began filming the shocking incident

The 14-foot reptile held its victim tightly between its powerful jaws as is paddled down the waterway, in the small town of Largo

The 14-foot reptile held its victim tightly between its powerful jaws as is paddled down the waterway, in the small town of Largo

One local resident spotted the gruesome sight as the alligator dragged its prey and began to record the scene while alerting the Largo Fire Department

One local resident spotted the gruesome sight as the alligator dragged its prey and began to record the scene while alerting the Largo Fire Department

The gator was later hauled away on the back of a pickup truck

The gator was later hauled away on the back of a pickup truck

Investigators also took time to examine the gator which measured almost 14 feet in length.

It’s believed the deadly reptile had come from a nearby alligator-infested lake known as Ridgecrest Park.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the exact cause of death of the Florida resident.




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