A body was found Tuesday in the mouth of a gator in Florida police said.
The body, which belonged to a male, has not been identified, according to the Lakeland Police Department.
“It appears – prematurely, a little early – that maybe this body was in the lake more than a day from looking at the body,” said Sgt. Gary Gross, Lakeland police spokesman, in a video from the scene. “It doesn’t appear to have just occurred.”
The gator and body were found in Lake Hunter in Lakeland, Florida. Police arrived and confirmed the gator had a body.
The animal let the body go and swam away, police said.
The body has been since removed from the water. Police said the state will likely attempt to trap the gator.