Well, it's happened again.
A woman was swimming in a deep part of a Florida river in Seminole County when what do you know? An almost 9-foot alligator, no doubt anticipating what would have been a scrumptious meal, grabbed her by the arm and dragged her under the water. Some kayakers close by went to her rescue, hit the gator with their paddles, and it let her go. Still she lost her arm above the elbow.
Preposterously, wildlife officials hunted the gator down and euthanized it, after describing the attack as "vicious". Why? the gator wasn't being deliberately cruel, it was just doing what carnivores in the wild do.
What the officials should have done was wag their finger at everybody and say, "Let this be ANOTHER lesson to you idiots, stay out of fresh water in Florida."