An 85-Year-Old woman was killed when an alligator attacked her while walking her dog, and she lost her life in the process of trying to save her pet.
State wildlife officials in Florida claimed that alligator-related major injuries are uncommon there, despite this being at least the third fatal encounter in the previous year.
On Monday, Gloria Serge, 85, was attacked by an animal at a retirement community in Fort Pierce, Florida. According to reports, the dog was apparently the one the alligator initially targeted, but Gloria wasn’t about to give up her pet easily.
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Tragically, Serge was knocked over during the battle, and the alligator grabbed her by the ankle into a nearby pond, where she drowned. A brief time afterward, the police were requested to capture and kill the alligator.
Pictures from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department reveal the terrifying moment when officers straddle the reptile and tie it up before loading it onto the back of a truck.
The estimated 10-foot-long beast was eventually put to euthanize, and this dog made it through.
Moreover, between 1948 and 2021, there were 442 unprovoked alligator bites on people, including 26 fatal ones, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
According to the commission, the likelihood of someone in Florida being hurt by an unprovoked alligator attack is one in 3.1 million. Alligator feeding is prohibited, and visitors are advised to exercise caution when near bodies of water.
Reactions to 85-Year-Old Woman Killed By An Alligator While She Walked Her Dog In Florida
This is depressing….she saved her dog at the cost of her own life https://t.co/wQLtCqG5oo— 🐐 (@m_siff) February 22, 2023
Glad they caught the murderer already https://t.co/YRj5seeSKj— The OG Lebong James (@LeBongJames) February 21, 2023