iStock/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) -- In Minnesota, a young boy nearly drowned in a pool until he was saved -- the entire scene was caught on a surveillance video.Evan, 12, was swimming with some friends at a pool in Rochester. At some point, while fi...Read More »
ABC News(MT. JULIET, Tenn.) -- A 6-year-old girl's lemonade did more than quench thirsts -- it warmed hearts.Caroline Freeman, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, spent Saturday wearing an apron with rainbow letters after propping up a canopy to sell fresh cups ...Read More »
Moodboard/Thinkstock(DAVIE, Fla.) -- An alligator warning was issued to residents of a South Florida homeowners association two days before a 47-year-old woman was attacked and killed by an alligator, according to a report.
The Isla del Sol Homeowners Association in Plantation reportedly issued the wildlife alert on Wednesday in an email that urged residents to "exercise caution with our families and pets, mindful that alligators, snakes, and other wildlife may be in the area."
The alert was sent out after authorities trapped a 6-foot alligator near a resident's front door, the South Florida Sun-Sentinal reported.
It was not immediately known if Shizuka Matsuki received the email before she went out to walk her two dogs Friday morning at Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in Davie near Matsuki's home.
A passerby saw Matsuki's with her dogs near the shoreline about 9:45 a.m. Friday, police said. A short time later, the passerby called 911 to report seeing Matsuki's dogs alone and barking, including one that appeared to have been bitten by a gator, according to police.
Police and wildlife experts immediately launched a search for Matsuki in the area of water channels and ponds about 25 miles north of Miami and suspected the worst when a large gator was spotted swimming in the area.
Gator hunters were dispatched to the scene and captured and killed an alligator measuring 12 feet 6 inches. When the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission performed a necropsy on the reptile, they found Matsuki's arm, identified by a tattoo, in the gator's stomach, officials said.
Matsuki's body was discovered just before 10 p.m. Friday at the Silver Lakes Rotary Natural Park pond, said Robert Klepper, spokesman for the commission.
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