Florida woman killed by 10-foot alligator while walking her dog: reports. The woman’s body was recovered and a trapper captured the alligator.
An 85-year-old Florida woman was killed Monday when an alligator attacked her as she was walking her dog.
The woman was walking the pet by a pond at a retirement community in St. Lucie when a 10-foot alligator jumped out and grabbed her, WPBF-TV reported.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the scene at Picante Circle at the Spanish Lakes Fairways Community after witnesses called 911, a news report from Fox Tampa said.
The woman’s body was recovered and a nuisance gator trapper was called to capture the alligator.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim,” the FWC said in a statement. “Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida.