2 alligators found eating dead human body in Fla. canal
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida were called to a gruesome scene: a pair of alligators eating a human body.
One officer with a rifle in case the gators turned on the workers at the scene. WSVN image via CNN NewsourceThe Sun Sentinel reports that Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle says the body found Sunday in Southwest Ranches, about 20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, appears to have been at the location for a long time.
Engle says officers were able to scare the alligators away from the body but the two lingered as officers tried to recover the body in a canal near the edge of the Everglades in Broward County.
In video from CNN, officers were seen standing by with AR-15 rifles ready to shoot the gators if they moved towards workers who were recovering the human body.
Officials later said the dead body was that of a man,