Homeowner’s association issued gator warning before attack in Davie

Lester Mason
June 12, 2018

Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Robert Klepper told the Palm Beach Post the agency has received 11 calls about alligator activity in the Silver Lake Rotary Nature Park area since 2005. Officials confirmed her identity later that evening after discovering some of her limbs in the alligator's stomach.

Search teams then went into the lake at the nature park to recover the rest of Matsuki's body.

The town of Davie will be placing signage at all town parks with bodies of water, warning of natural hazards, following a fatal alligator attack, according to Phillip R. Holste, Davie's assistant town administrator and interim CRA director. The witness told police the woman was gone the next time she looked, but the dogs were still there, the TV station said. One sported a fresh, bloody wound.

Still, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warned people not to jump to conclusions about what had happened on the side of the pond until they could investigate.

According to ABC News, the Isla del Sol Homeowners Association in Plantation, Florida, had recently issued a warning to residents, telling them to "exercise caution with our families and pets, mindful that alligators, snakes, and other wildlife may be in the area".

Authorities worked Friday to capture an alligator in a Florida pond after a witness' report led police to believe the animal dragged a woman into the water.

Jim Borelli, a friend of the family, also said that Matsuki and her husband have been known to walk their dogs in the park previously, and that while the couple didn't actually live in the neighbourhood, Matsuki enjoyed finding different places to walk their dogs. "The larger alligators can take a small animal and small children, and obviously they can take an adult if they don't feel threatened".

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

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