A man who claims to be a family friend said the victim's husband is in Chicago and is rushing to the scene. Authorities captured and killed an alligator that they believe fatally attacked a woman while she was out walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday. Making the situation even worse, one of the dogs had a fresh bite. Prior to Ms. Matsuki's death, the most recent fatal alligator attack in Florida had taken place at Walt Disney World, when two-year-old Lane Graves was pulled into the water by a gator in the park's Seven Seas Lagoon.
One neighbor, who did not answer a reporter's knocks at their door Friday, told the group that Matsuki's husband had warned her against visiting Silver Lakes with the dogs alone because they had seen alligators there, Limia recalled.
A Davie resident recalled visiting the park a year ago and seeing a shockingly large alligator swim to the bank after her son threw bread in the water to feed the fish.
She is reported to have been married with a son in his 20s who lives in NY.
Dale Engle told the Sun Sentinel that the womans dogs wouldnt leave the pond. The dogs were found by themselves, and one of them was injured, according to the FWC.
A body part belonging to the Florida woman who was attacked by an alligator on June 8 has been found. Get the details here!The missing woman's dogs are now in custody of Broward County Animal Care and Adoption.
They finally wrangled a 12-foot-long alligator around 2:45 p.m.
There are an estimated 1.3 million alligators in Florida - they live in each of the state's 67 counties and can be found in almost all its fresh and brackish water bodies - but attacks are rare. While they are common today, over-hunting nearly drove American alligators to extinction in the 1950's. "She probably thought that Lake was [a] safer alternative, after so many gators have been showing up around here lately".