Alligator Attacks, Kills Jogger

Sunrise, FL - May 10, 2006: Construction workers found the dismembered body of a Davie woman on Wednesday who was attacked by an alligator after she went out for a nightly jog, authorities say.

"We have witnesses and we have physical evidence to support our theory that the young lady was dragged into the water and attacked," said a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, who also acknowledged that "We may never know."

Read the full story from Florida's Sun-Sentinel here.

UPDATE: Evidence now reveals the alligator probably stalked and killed the jogger on land, then dragged his prey into the water. The story, from WKMG-TV's quotes the Broward County medical examiner:

"It is my professional opinion that the alligator attacked the woman while she was on land," said Dr. Joshua Perper. "She died of traumatic injuries sustained by an alligator attack, a mixture of blood loss and shock, and in my opinion died very fast."

The photograph above is from a story about alligators and drunks on the satirical website The Onion.

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