Hard to be surprised about this. Florida Woman Says Large Alligator Ate Her 100-Pound Dog.
Robinson says she took her dog off his leash to sit on a bench and the dog was running in and out of the water when the gator snatched it.
- Keep your pets away from the water, especially small white dogs or cats. [snip]
- Don’t go swimming if you know there are gators in the water. Corollary: if your map says “Florida” on it, and you’re in fresh water, there are gators in there. If it’s brackish or saltwater, there might be crocodiles with you.
Another story on the gator/dog incident says the gator was “removed.” Not sure if that’s a euphemism for killed or not. The gator was 11 feet 3 inches long and weighed in at 400 pounds, according to the trapper.
(And at the link to SiGraybeard is an image of a pamphlet sent out by the State of Florida on dealing with gators.)