The stays of a 71-year-old Slidell man had been discovered inside stays discovered inside a 12-foot, 500 pound alligator by state and federal wildlife officers. Timothy Satterlee has been lacking since final week after his spouse noticed him being dragged away right into a marsh close to their house in St. Tammany Parish.
The Parish Coroner mentioned he’s virtually sure that the physique elements discovered contained in the alligator are Satterlee. Dr. Charles Preston mentioned that he used DNA samples from the human tissue, then matched them in opposition to samples from the useless man’ sons to make the identification. Preston additionally used Satterlee’s medical and dental information to make the identification. The Coroner mentioned optimistic identification is nearly unimaginable as a result of Satterlee’s physique had been within the reptile’s abdomen “for fairly some time.”
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St, Tammany Sheriff’s officers mentioned the Satterlee was taken by the alligator on Monday, August 30. In keeping with a report in The Advocate, “Satterlee had gone outdoors to examine on one thing within the shed behind his raised house when his spouse heard a splash. She initially thought he had fallen into water rising from the close by marsh. As a substitute, she noticed her husband being attacked by an alligator. Mrs. Satterlee went to seek out one thing to assist her husband combat off the gator however instructed authorities that when she returned, the alligator had ripped off his arm and Satterlee was unconscious. She rowed in a pirogue trying to find a cell sign to name 911, however when she returned his physique was gone.”
Wildlife brokers had been looking the bayous and marshes close to the Satterlee house, coming throughout the animal virtually two weeks after Satterlee’s disappearance. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned that the alligator was barely greater than 10 toes lengthy and weighed 504 kilos.
How Typically Do Alligators Assault?
Though there are about 2.5 million alligators in Louisiana, assaults on people are nearly unprecedented. Actually, quite a few sources say that the one earlier document of a fatal attack on a human by an alligator in the state was in 1774.