Attack On Manatee Woman Shows Why Feeding Alligators Is Dangerous
September 5th, 2022
Attack On Manatee Woman Shows Why Feeding Alligators Is Dangerous. A 77 year old Florida woman was attacked by an alligator at her retirement community. The 8 foot gator attacked inside the Dell Webb complex. Source Fox 35 & News Channel 8
A Photographer Working Nearby Said
“I lived here five years and I’ve never seen a gator come after anybody like that,” “Usually they run the other way, even when you see him on the path around here crossing over from pond to pond. They see a human and they take off.”
They heard a woman screaming. Several rushed to help and all were yelling. The Gator let her go thanks to all the commotion. The gator did not run off, but settled down just a few feet from shore. There was no doubt when trappers arrived about which gator attacked.
They believed the gator demonstrated signs that he had been getting “fed” at or near the shore on a regular basis. They tossed out food (marshmallows) and the gator did not hesitate to come grab them. Regular feeding makes them comfortable approaching the shore with people around.