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Alligator spotted with dead body in its mouth

An alligator has been found with a dead body in its mouth in Florida, US police said.

Lakeland police spokesman Gary Gross said officers responded to calls after the 8ft animal was spotted with the corpse at Lake Hunter in the centre of the state.

Officers were able to retrieve the body, and a trapper was called in to capture the reptile.

Mr Gross said the body appears to be that of an adult male.

It is not known if the alligator killed the person or was simply feeding on the body. Tests will be carried out to find the cause of death.

Last week, two fishermen discovered alligators eating a dead man in a South Florida canal.

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