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 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.