SLIDELL, La.: A 12-foot-long alligator believed to have attacked a Louisiana man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters two weeks in the past was captured and killed Monday, and authorities discovered human stays in its abdomen.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office stated the parish coroner’s workplace was working with investigators to find out if the stays had been these of Timothy Satterlee, 71, who has been lacking for the reason that Aug. 30 assault.
Ida had triggered widespread flooding and knocked out electrical energy and telephone service in elements of south Louisiana when it got here ashore Aug. 29. Satterlee was attacked exterior his dwelling, which was surrounded by floodwaters, within the New Orleans suburb of Slidell on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Authorities stated Satterlee’s spouse heard a splash and walked exterior their dwelling to see the alligator attacking her husband. She managed to tug her severely injured husband to the steps of their dwelling.
She used a small boat to achieve greater floor to get assist. But, when she and deputies returned to the home, Satterlee was gone.
Sheriff’s deputies had been joined by federal and state wildlife brokers within the seek for the alligator. A entice set by alligator hunters captured the 500-pound (225-kilogram) animal Monday morning.
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