A large alligator was discovered in a canal in unincorporated Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, with human remains on Friday afternoon. Jamarcus Bullard, a witness, reported the shocking find and captured footage of the alligator and the remains. Bullard threw a rock at the alligator, which then pulled the body underwater. Law enforcement, including deputies and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, attempted to capture the alligator but were unsuccessful in their initial attempts.
After measuring the alligator’s length, which was recorded at 13 feet, 8.5 inches, authorities killed the animal. The investigation into the identity of the deceased adult is ongoing. The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death, including whether the alligator played a role.
The discovery has left neighbors in the area concerned for their safety, particularly those who frequently walk near the waterway. Jennifer Dean, a resident of four years, expressed her fear for her children’s safety.