Florida canal.(AP) — Authorities say an alligator ripped off an elderly woman's arm in a
Joy Hill, a spokeswoman with the critical condition., says the woman was in
The Lake County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 84-year-oldof Leesburg.
Hough's neighbor,, told the (http://thesent.nl/QxqdCn) that he saw Hough flailing in the 4-foot-deep canal that runs behind their mobile homes.
It wasn't clear how Hough ended up in the water.
The alligator will be killed so authorities can perform a necropsy, which is common procedure to make sure the animal won't attack again.
And the attacks aren't uncommon: a teenager lost part of his arm to a gator in July, and an airboat captain lost a hand while feeding one in June.