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Yesterday morning, the body of a man was found in the mouth of an alligator in Lake Hunter in Lakeland, Florida.
It appears – prematurely, a little early – that maybe this body was in the lake more than a day from looking at the body,” said Sgt. Gary Gross, Lakeland police spokesman, in a video from the scene. “It doesn’t appear to have just occurred.”
The gator reportedly let the body go and went on its way soon after being discovered. Police have recovered the body of the man, but will still try to capture the alligator in the near future. The identity of the man has not been discovered as of yet.
On second thought, this is nothing out of the ordinary for the state of Florida. It’s yet another reason why I left the state a long time ago and only go back once a year. For all we know, this story is only the tip of the iceberg. Who was that man? Because this is Florida we’re talking about, the possibilities are endless. He could have been married to the gator and pissed it off, or perhaps the gator caught a whiff of the meth the man was cooking and decided to investigate. We may never know, but with Florida it usually pays to run wild with your speculation..
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