The Florida community where an 85-year-old lady was killed by an alligator removes 3 more. On February 20, as she was out with her dog, an alligator brutally attacked her.
The Spanish Lakes Fairways homeowners association in St. Lucie discussed the issue last week during its regular meeting, according to The Gainesville Sun. Three more alligators had been taken from the area, according to HOA president Jay Mandelker.
Mandelker told the newspaper, “They did so to allay any concerns and to make us aware the precautions we should take with regard to wildlife, alligators in particular.”
“If you’re walking by a lake, a pond, anywhere in Florida, understand, this is Florida, there could be alligators, so do not walk against the edges of any pond or lake, stay a safe distance away,” he added.
Mandelker wasn’t sure if the alligators had been taken from the same pond where a woman walking her dog died earlier this month.
On February 20, an 11-foot alligator grabbed Gloria Serge’s dog as she was walking it. The dog was being wrestled away from the animal by Serge, according to witnesses who testified to officials.
She was bitten by the reptile and died. The dog made it through and the alligator was taken into custody after the incident by a nuisance gator trapper.
Published by HOLR Magazine.