Officials reported that a woman died after being attacked by two alligators in a pond on a Florida golf club. A woman was spotted at 8 o’clock. According to a news release from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the Englewood resident died on Friday, July 15, after falling into a pond next to the golf course at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club. According to the sheriff’s office, she was battling to keep above water when two gators that had been spotted nearby snatched her.
The woman was confirmed deceased at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office, although her identity and age had not yet been disclosed as of Sunday, July 17. The event is being looked into, according to officials.
The two alligators were spotted close to the woman’s body, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which spoke to the Englewood Sun. The organization informed ABC News that it has no plans to remove more alligators from the pond. As of July 17, no additional details on the incident had been made public.
A 1,000-acre gated neighborhood with the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club is situated about 30 miles south of Sarasota. The club told ABC News that it has nothing further to say regarding the attack. According to the FWC, alligator assaults that result in death are extremely uncommon. Alligators should still be avoided when “in or near fresh or brackish water,” the organization advised. It is important to keep an eye on both kids and animals.
Alligators should never be fed since, according to the organization, doing so can cause them to “overcome their innate wariness and link people with food.”