A Louisiana man has gone missing and is believed to have died after being attacked by a crocodile in a flooded area during Hurricane Ida, according to local authorities in Louisiana. They are knee-high outside their home in Slidell, about 30 miles northeast of New Orleans.
According to the newspaper, “The New York Times”, Captain Lance Vetter of the office of the Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish, said that the reported missing man went to check his belongings in a storage area under the house, while the wife, whose identity has not been revealed, said that she was inside her home when she heard A clamor and when she came out, she saw a large crocodile attacking her husband.
After the attack, the sheriff’s office said, the attack resulted in the loss of one of the man’s arms, and the woman pulled him out of the floodwaters and went back inside to collect first aid supplies. her house.
The police official’s office added that when the woman returned home, she did not find any trace of her husband, who was gone, and the incident is still under investigation, although the evidence suggests his death.
Captain Vetter, a police official, said the couple’s home was surrounded by marshes and in an area known to be home to crocodiles. “It was not uncommon for people to see crocodiles seven feet or more,” he said.
In a statement, Sheriff Randy Smith, of St. Tammany’s Parish Sheriff’s Office, warned residents to “exercise extra vigilance” while walking through flooded areas because the storm may have displaced wildlife, causing crocodiles and other animals to move closer to the neighborhoods.