Wildlife officials removed an 8-foot, 10-inch alligator and a 7-foot, 7-inch alligator
An elderly woman was attacked and killed by two alligators when she fell into a pond on a Florida golf course.
According to heraldtribune.com, the body of Rose Wiegand, 80, was located in a pond at the Boca Royal Golf and Country Club in Sarasota County, Friday, July 15, 2022. According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, she was seen falling into the pond and struggling to stay afloat. Two alligators were spotted near her body.
She was pronounced dead at the scene and, according to District 12 Medical Examiner’s Office, her death has been ruled the result of an alligator attack.
Russell Vega, chief medical examiner, said, Weigand suffered a dislocated neck and bruised spinal cord.
According to newsobserver.com, wildlife officials removed an 8-foot, 10-inch alligator and a 7-foot, 7-inch alligator from the pond.
Doug Foote, the general manager of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club, said warning signs were posted near the water on the golf course, but it is unclear if there were signs on the housing side of the water.
A resident at the scene complained there are too many gators in the ponds near the community.
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