Lakeland police have launched an investigation at Lake Hunter, Florida, where an alligator was seen with a man's body in its mouth.
Lakeland police spokesman Gary Gross said officers were able to retrieve the body, and said a trapper was called to capture the 8-foot reptile.
According to NBC affiliate WFLA, someone at Florida Presbyterian Homes called 911 to report the incident Tuesday afternoon.
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It wasn't known whether the alligator killed the man or simply found the body. Gross said a medical examiner will have to determine the cause of death.
Lakeland police have not released the identity of the man.
Florida Presbyterian Homes is a senior living community located in Lakeland, which is halfway between Tampa and Orlando in Polk County.
Last week, two fishermen discovered alligators eating a dead man in a South Florida canal.