Pinellas County, FL – Officials in Pinellas County killed a 13-foot alligator after it was spotted with a dead human body. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, someone reported a body in the water on the afternoon of Sept.22.
The news release states:
Throughout the course of the investigation, and with the assistance of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a 13-foot, 8.5-inch male alligator was humanely killed and removed from the waterway.
Deputies with the sheriff’s office dive team were able to recover the remains of a deceased adult from the water. The body will undergo an autopsy to determine the cause of death.