Alligator Attacks in Southwest Florida

@article{Harding2006AlligatorAI,
  title={Alligator Attacks in Southwest Florida},
  author={Brett E Harding and B. C. Wolf},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={51}
}
  • Brett E Harding, B. C. Wolf
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • ABSTRACT: The American alligator inhabits bodies of fresh water in Florida and other southeastern states. Although attacks on pets are frequent, alligator attacks on humans are relatively rare because of the animal's natural fear of man. Because of the rarity of attacks on humans, the pathologic findings and pathophysiology of death in such cases have not been well characterized in the literature. We report three cases of fatal alligator attacks that occurred in southwest Florida, each with… CONTINUE READING
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