Woman dragged to death by Alligator, An American woman who had been killed by an alligator had told a friend she wanted to get next to the huge reptile.

Police in South Carolina said Cynthia Covert, 58, wasn’t crying when the alligator caught her in her mouth and pulled her into a Kiawah Island pond on Friday.

The animal was shot and killed by a police officer in an attempt to get Ms Covert away from it.

Officers were called to the pond at about 5pm local time and saw the attack.

The alligator’s body was retrieved to help with the investigation.

There have been three fatal alligator attacks in South Carolina over the past four years.

A 90-year-old woman was killed after walking out of a Charleston nursing home in 2016, and a 45-year-old woman was fatally attacked while walking her dog on Hilton Head Island in August 2018.

Before then, there are no records of a person killed by an alligator in South Carolina.

Ms Covert hadn’t seemed to herself that day, and had headed toward the alligator, according to a friend she lived with.

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