Alligator rips off womans arm

Alligator rips off womans arm

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Alligator rips off womans arm

IVORY COAST crocodileAUTHORITIES say an alligator has ripped off an elderly woman’s arm in a Florida canal.

Joy Hill, a spokeswoman with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, says the woman was in a critical condition.The Lake County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 84-year-old Carol Hough.

Ms Hough’s neighbour, Delmas Zickefoose, told the Orlando Sentinel that he saw Ms Hough flailing in the 1.2-metre-deep canal that runs behind their mobile homes.It wasn’t clear how Ms Hough ended up in the water.

The alligator will be killed so authorities can perform a necropsy.Such attacks aren’t uncommon: a teenager lost part of his arm to a gator in July, and an airboat captain lost a hand while feeding one in June.