Authorities identify woman bitten by alligator

A woman is missing after a reported alligator attack in Davie Florida

A woman is missing after a reported alligator attack in Davie Florida

On Wednesday, one of her neighbors snapped a picture of an alligator lounging on a front porch, the Herald reported.

Two days before the attack, on Wednesday morning, a neighbor who lives on her street found a large alligator on her porch. "One of her dogs got bit by the gator".

A witness had told police that he saw a woman walking with two dogs but later he noticed the dogs were alone and barking at the water.

"Human remains" were retrieved from the animal, according to a Friday report from the Miami Herald, who cited authorities.

"She was able to pry the alligator's mouth open and remove her leg", a spokeswoman for the commission said at the time.

Florida wildlife officers made a grim discovery on Friday in the belly of a captured monster alligator: the arm of a missing woman. The alligator is believed to have dragged 47-year-old Shizuka Matsuki into a lake while she was walking her dogs Friday afternoon.

Jeff Polhman, Davie's assistant director of parks, said trappers had been hired in the past 18 to 24 months to capture the alligator, but the gator had eluded the traps.

It said the Commission will be conducting a thorough investigation into the incident, but didn't provided additional details.

According to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida has averaged six unprovoked alligator bites per year over the last 10 years.

Residents in the area said that alligators were known to be in the water, and they wouldn't let their dogs walk without a leash because of this.

One of the dogs, a pitbull, was wounded in the attack. I'm out here all the time with my kids, my husband.

Despite the reptiles' widespread presence, only 22 people have died in alligator attacks in Florida since 1948. They are particularly active during their mating season in May and June.

"He had warned her not to take the dogs over to that place because they had seen gators before and it isn't safe", Limia said, relaying what he had heard from other neighbors.

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