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A wild story comes out of Polk Country, Florida when Michael Ford II, age 45 from Wauchula was found partially eaten by an alligator on some property owned by Mosaic.
An employee of Mosaic was driving around checking the area when they spotted the alligator with the man in its mouth and called the authorities. According to the NBC News report, members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission showed up and trapped, killed and preformed a necropsy on the gator.
It had chewed him up pretty badly and inside the gator’s stomach, they found one of Michael’s feet and one of his hands. They then did an autopsy on Michael to see if he had drowned before the gator got a hold of him and to their surprise found that he actually died from a drug overdose using meth.
“It is my opinion that Michael Glenn Ford II died as a result of a methamphetamine intoxication,” District Medical Examiner Stephen Nelson wrote in an autopsy report, WFLA said. “The manner of death is accident.”
When they contacted Michael’s family they told the police that they have not seen him since June 23rd. A truck was also found at the scene that belonged to Michael’s friend who was in the process of selling it to him.