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Police investigating possible Florida alligator attack

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FORT MEADE, Fla. – Police are investigating a possible alligator attack after a man's body was found in a Florida canal Thursday.

Polk County deputies say an alligator was seen nearby when the body was found in the Fort Meade-area canal around 7:30 a.m.

The 12-foot, 449 pound alligator was captured and a necropsy will be performed to see if the animal was involved in the man's death, WFTS reports.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is assisting in the investigation.