A colossal alligator was discovered on Friday, gripping the lifeless body of a Florida resident in its jaws as it moved down a canal. The chilling scene unfolded on a residential street in Largo, a small town located just four miles south of Clearwater. JaMarcus Bullard, a local resident, was the first to spot the 14-foot predator.
Bullard, who was en route to a job interview, immediately alerted the nearby Largo Fire Department. “I realized it was carrying a body in its mouth, so I began filming,” Bullard shared with local media. The emergency team responded swiftly, pulling the alligator from the water and shooting it multiple times.
The local community was in shock, with many residents witnessing the incident. “A lot of my neighbors were here, and they were the ones who informed me about the alligator,” said Jennifer Dean, a resident of the area. As the situation unfolded, a gunshot was heard, leading many to believe the alligator had been killed.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the removal of both the victim and the alligator from the canal. However, they did not disclose whether they were responsible for shooting the alligator. At the scene, investigators were seen next to the bloodied alligator, which was estimated to be at least 10 feet long.
The cause of the victim’s death remains undetermined. The incident occurred near Ridgecrest Park, a popular local spot that includes a 5-acre lake known to be a habitat for alligators. According to Dean, alligators frequently roam the neighborhood, but the one involved in Friday’s incident was one of the largest she had ever seen. The investigation into the cause of the Florida resident’s death is ongoing.