Police find alligators feeding on human body

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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — Florida authorities pulled a body from the Everglades Monday after a fisherman discovered alligators feeding on it.

Officials don’t think the alligators killed the male victim, whose body appeared to have been in the water for quite some time.

The cause of death wasn’t immediately clear.

It took officers several hours to remove the body. The Sun-Sentinel reports that the gators lingered nearby, and officers had to use AR-15 rifles to shoot the gators away from the body and extraction crews.

The medical examiner will work to determine the cause of death.