One alligator recently settled the scores in the ongoing battle of reptiles versus Florida Men, getting caught with human remains in its mouth near Tampa on Friday afternoon.
“Oh my god!” passersby can be heard saying in a now-viral video depicting the gator’s face-off with local authorities.
“That’s just the top,” another added.
Isn't it horrible? In Florida, a large alligator was caught with a human corpse in its mouth.— A.Geben “Crazy Paper Bag” (@Crazypaperbag) September 24, 2023
While everyone appeared to be shocked, the incident proved particularly scary to local Jamarcus Bullard, who first discovered the gator while walking to a job interview.
"I threw a rock at the gator just to see if it was really a gator and like it pulled the body, like it was holding on to the lower part of the torso, and pulled it under the water,” Bullard, who first alerted authorities to the incident, told local outlet WFLA.
The animal, which clocked in at a whopping 13 feet and 8.5 inches, was ultimately killed. The human remains were later identified as those of 41-year-old Sabrina Peckham, an unhoused woman who lived in a nearby camp, per her daughter.
We @BN9 have learned the woman whose remains were found with the nearly 14-foot alligator in Largo has been ID'd as Sabrina Peckham, 41.— Angie Angers (@angie_angers) September 25, 2023
Her daughter said her mom was homeless and staying at a camp near where the alligator was found. She described her as caring and kind. pic.twitter.com/s2C0fafVub
Watch out, Lake Lanier, Florida is coming for your gig!