Park Rangers Find Lost Woman’s Arm – Inside Alligator
It started off as just a routine walk in the park with her dogs for 47-year-old Shizuka Matsuki on a pleasant Davie, Florida afternoon last week and it wasn't long before a passerby spotted the dogs wandering around alone.
Florida Fish and Wildlife and local police officials were called to investigate, after all, locals knew the city park had been the site of the periodic sightings of large alligators and snakes and a few people have had their pets disappear after wandering into the recreational area.
Davie, Florida, residents have complained to the city in the past about the lack of warning signs for alligators and snakes in the area after other pets disappearances, even though common sense dictates that one should always be aware of one's surroundings in the out of doors.
But as the day wore on, and Ms. Matsuki's car was the only one left in the parking lot authorities feared and surmised the worst.
A neighbor who found her dogs called the police after he spotted the large gator sunning himself near where Shizuka had been walking the dogs.
Eventually, they captured the 12' 6" alligator finding an arm inside the creature, after a necropsy police determined the arm was indeed severed from a living human by the bite of the amphibian.
The hunt for the remainder of the woman continues.