Miami – Construction workers in the American state of Florida have found the body of a woman, apparently attacked by an alligator while she was on a nightly jog. Yovy Suarez Jimenez, 28, was found floating in a canal in the small city of Sunrise on Wednesday, a day after witnesses said they saw an alligator drag her into the water. Wildlife officers were searching for what could be a 3m alligator, which has been spotted in the area.
There are about one million alligators in Florida. Twenty-five fatal attacks have been reported since 1948. Experts believe a lack of rain is bringing the alligators out of the wild and into ponds and canals in residential areas. Earlier this week, a 74-year-old woman in south western Florida was bitten on the leg by an alligator while she was watering her plants.
She beat back the reptile with her garden hose. – news24