Florida woman reportedly dragged by alligator into pond confirmed dead, authorities say

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While out walking her dogs in the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in Davie, Florida on Friday, Shizuka Matsuki, 46, was violently dragged into the water by an alligator. Officials say she may have been snatched by the reptile while out walking with her dogs. The woman's dogs wouldn't leave the pond, said police, who confirmed the woman's identity.

Search teams have located the body of a woman who vanished Friday morning in South Florida, according to officals. "One of her dogs got bit by the gator".

The dogs are now in the care of animal control.

The pond is in a park near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a major Miami-area tourist and entertainment attraction, and is surrounded by homes. One of her pitbulls was also bitten in the attack. Local 10 News reporter Jeff Weinsier asked.

Rachel Bernard said she was out by their pool about 1:30 a.m. Friday and the family's Pit bull Tony was growling and behaving strangely before he took off from their backyard and ran into bushes.

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A human arm was found inside an alligator that was captured in the area near where police were searching for a missing woman in Florida, according to our sister station WPLG-TV.

Alligators are synonymous with Florida with more than one million in the state.

"The first thing you think that a gator is going to grab you and grab your dog", said Sharon Estupinan.

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Jeff Pohlman, assistants park director, told the Sun Sentinel that the city had hired three trappers in the last 18 month to two years to catch an alligator seen at the lake, but they hadn't been successful. At least 24 of those incidents resulted in fatalities, according to the report. The most recent death occurred in 2016, when a 2-year-old boy playing near the water's edge at a Walt Disney World resort was killed.