A large alligator was killed by officials after it was seen with human remains in its mouth in Florida, US.
A passerby had reported the horrific scene in a canal before reporting the sighting to authorities on Friday. When the scene turned gruesome, Jamarcus Bullard, the witness, hit record on his phone.
“I threw a rock at the gator just to see if it was really a gator and like it pulled the body, like it was holding on to the lower part of the torso, and pulled it under the water,” Bullard told the local news.
The 13-foot-8.5-inch male alligator was “humanely killed” and removed from the water, with assistance from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The sheriff’s office has identified the deceased person as 41-year-old Sabrina Peckham. The manner and cause of death are pending and the investigation is ongoing.