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Human remains found inside 500-pound alligator. How common are alligator attacks?

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An enormous alligator is suspected of killing a man in Louisiana, according to news reports.

Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently captured the alligator around the neighborhood of Avery Estates, not far from where 71-year-old Timothy Satterlee Sr. went missing on Aug. 30, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office wrote on its Facebook page. The 12-foot-long (3.7 meters), 504-pound (229 kilograms) alligator had "what appears to be human remains inside its stomach," according to the post.

How common are such tragic alligator attacks?

 Full Story: LiveScience (9/16) 

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