Body found after gator pulls woman into south Florida lake

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The next moment, she was gone.

Rob Klepper, FWC public information coordinator, confirmed to USA TODAY that the dogs remained near the scene as the search began and that one was injured.

Klepper identified the woman as Shizuka Matsuki, 47, of Plantation.

Police in Davie are looking for a woman who may have been dragged into a pond by a gator on Friday morning. Dale Engle said divers were searching the water.

Maria Raeaoso, whose home sits on one of two lakes in the park, says her poodle disappeared a year ago and she wonders if a gator is to blame.

The woman was walking her dogs near the pond in the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park, Davie Police Maj. The witness did not see the woman again. The incident occurred at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park lake in Davie. "They're really nice people", he said. The couple did not live in the neighborhood but he said she liked to find different places to walk the dogs. "We go there all the time".

"A 12-foot, 6-inch alligator was removed from the lake by an FWC contracted trapper", the commission said in a statement sent at 5 p.m. Friday.

Fox 5 NY reside streamed helicopter imaginative and prescient of a "large gator" swimming within the lake close to the place the lady disappeared.

Also investigating were officers from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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"She was able to pry the alligator's mouth open and remove her leg", a spokeswoman for the commission said at the time.

Florida is teeming with more than 1 million gators, but only a dozen or so bites are recorded each year, according to statistics from the FWC.

The state has a nuisance hotline - 866-392-4286 - to report concerns about gators.

During the last decade, the agency has received about 16,000 gator-related complaints each year. With a swipe of its large neck, the gator weaponized its skull and clocked the Florida trapper right on his forehead.

Despite the reptiles' widespread presence, only 22 people have died in alligator attacks in Florida since 1948. An alligator "seized and drowned" him in the water that was at the Miccosukee Indian reservation. He hadn't heard of any sabotaged traps or interference in capturing the alligator.

The man "went to the area where he thought that they had been walking, and he immediately spotted an alligator", said Detective Viviana Gallinal.

It's illegal to feed alligators in Florida. Keep pets on a leash.

A witness claims to have seen the gator drag the woman into the water, WSVN reported.