Alligator Kills Florida Man Retrieving Frisbees in Lake, Officials Say – The New York Times
A 47-year-old man was attacked by an alligator while retrieving Frisbees from a lake in a Florida public park. He was a “transient” who made a living by selling the Frisbees to people who played disc golf at a course that runs parallel to the lake.
The man tried to enter a lake in John S. Taylor Park to retrieve discs in exchange for pay. However, his efforts were interrupted by this alligator attack.
The lake goes down six to eight feet, and one hole in the disc golf course is close to the water. Alligators are active during mating season, and a wildlife trapper removed an alligator from the area after the man’s body was found.
The Largo Police Department started investigating the deadly attack on Tuesday morning on Taylor Lake at John S. Taylor Park. A large alligator was found in the water.
Alligators bite people less often than pets, although there are some horror stories that remain. For instance, a 47-year-old woman was found inside an alligator in 2018 and a 2-year-old boy was snatched in 2016.
The wildlife commission says alligators are naturally afraid of humans, but feeding them makes them associate people with food.
For more information on this unfortunate loss, consider the following news outlets for additional details on the incident.
- Alligator Kills Florida Man Retrieving Frisbees in Lake, Officials Say The New York Times
- Man looking for Frisbees killed in suspected alligator attack at Florida park, police say NBC News
- Alligator bites, kills man at Largo, Florida, park 10 Tampa Bay
- Gator captured after suspected deadly attack in Largo WFLA
- Man killed in suspected gator attack at John S. Taylor Park in Largo ABC Action News
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