Trapper confirms captured gator attacked pet dog

Bones, hair found in animal's stomach

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – A trapper who captured a 9-foot alligator in Port Orange said he found evidence that the reptile attacked and killed a family's dog on Tuesday. 

Curtis Lucas said he found bones and hair inside the gator's stomach. 

The gator was captured Wednesday, a day after a 100-pound boxer was found dead in a lake behind the Skyview subdivision. 

Trappers said they will set more traps within the next few days to capture another gator that has been spotted in the water. 



About the Author: