PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) --
Neighbors in Palm Bay neighborhood are on high alert after a large alligator ate a cat.
Seventy-year-old Robert Geraci was browsing the Internet and
sipping coffee Tuesday morning when he heard loud splashing in the
canal behind his mobile home park. Geraci looked out and saw the
cat in the gator's mouth.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials went
to the scene Tuesday and agreed to send a trapper to catch the
alligator. Gators larger than 4-feet are destroyed and the trapper
gets to keep the meat and hide.
Meantime, Geraci is warning neighbors to be careful with pets
around the water.