Gator Captured

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in Savannah say an eight-foot alligator that killed an elderly woman was captured in the same pond where passers-by found her body last weekend.

Jack Douglas, a licensed trapper, caught the gator late Tuesday on Skidaway Island.

The Department of Natural Resources sent Douglas to hunt for the reptile hours after an autopsy confirmed 83-year-old Gwen Williams died from blood loss caused by an alligator attack.

A couple found Willaims in the pond Saturday near the home where she was house-sitting for relatives. Police said Williams was from Canada, but did not know which city.

Police say Douglas confirmed the captured alligator was the same one that attacked Williams by cutting it open to examine the contents of its stomach.

Williams was the first person known to have been killed by an alligator in Georgia since 1980, according to Jim Simmons, a senior wildlife biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


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