FORT MEADE, Fla. – A man's body was found near an alligator Thursday morning in a Polk County canal, deputies said.
The body was discovered around 7:40 a.m. off Peeples Road, west of Fort Meade.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said a caller reported that a body was in the canal near a gator.
"Yeah one of my employees... found a body floating in one of our hydraulic ditches with a gator ahold of it," the man said.
The body was pulled from a canal, and an alligator was captured, deputies said.
The man's name and cause of death are not known.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is assisting PCSO at the scene.
We’re conducting a death investigation on Mosaic property just off Peeples Road, west of Fort Meade (nearest cross street - CR 630). At 7:43 a.m. we rec’d a call in ref to an adult male body found in the water & near a gator. @MyFWC is assisting. More info will be released later pic.twitter.com/R8cYwsAcLi— Polk County Sheriff (@PolkCoSheriff) June 27, 2019
No other details have been released.