Alligators Gone Wild: Florida gators kill three women in one week

Fatal alligator attacks are rare. Since 1948, the state of Florida has averaged less than one every three years. Last … Continued

Fatal alligator attacks are rare. Since 1948, the state of Florida has averaged less than one every three years. Last week, they had three. On Wednesday, we ran a link reporting the gruesome attack on jogger Yovy Suarez Jimenez in Sunrise, FL. On Sunday, according to this USA Today article, 43-year-old Judy Cooper was found floating in a canal north of St. Petersburg with wounds consistent with alligator bites. On the same day, 23-year-old Annmarie Campbell died in the Ocala National Forest as friends pulled her body from a gator’s mouth. Officials don’t know what has precipitated the rash of attacks, but suggest that the mating season and dry weather are likely factors.
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