2 alligators found eating dead body in FL canal

Posted at 8:39 PM, May 30, 2016

Police in Broward County were called to a gruesome scene: a pair of alligators eating a human body.

The Sun Sentinel reports that Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle says the body found Monday 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.

A dive team recovered the body around 10 p.m. Monday, according to the Sun Sentinel. Their report said officers stood at the ready with AR-15 rifles ready to shoot any alligator that came after the dive team.

Engle says the cause of death and whether the body is a man or woman are both unknown.