Witness Saw Gator Drag Woman Into Florida Pond

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Trappers removed a gator from the water in the afternoon and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a boat on the pond searching for the woman.

The commission said a necropsy indicated she was bitten by a 12-foot, 6-inch alligator. The dogs didn't want to leave the lake and are now being cared for by Broward County Animal Care, WSVN said. I have to call my dogs, ' so they wouldn't get close to the water or any of the trees near there because he could be hiding.

Trappers caught the gator Friday and found an arm inside its stomach, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Shizuka Matsuki is the woman who disappeared after an alligator was seen dragging her into a lake in Florida earlier today.

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The pond is in a park near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a major Miami-area tourist and entertainment attraction.

A witness at the scene told authorities that they'd noticed a woman with two dogs and then later spotted the two dogs alone, according to a statement from the FWC, who added that one of the canines had been wounded.

Another witness, who has not been named, said she saw a woman walking her dogs in the park.

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.

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"I'm praying that nothing happened to her", Borrelli said.

Search teams have located the body of a woman who vanished Friday morning in South Florida, according to officals.

Aerial photos from the TV station showed a large alligator swimming in the water. They're at least 8-, 9-foot alligators. From 1948 to 2017, 401 unprovoked bite incidents have occurred in Florida with 24 of these proving fatal.

In June, 2016, a Nebraska boy whose family was visiting the Walt Disney World Resort was snatched by an alligator and pulled into a lake at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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No other details are immediately available.

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