(Associated Press) An alligator ripped off an elderly woman's arm Wednesday in a central Florida canal, authorities said.
The woman was in critical condition after surgery at an Orlando hospital, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as Carol Hough, 84, of Leesburg.
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Hough's neighbor told the Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/QxqdCn) that he saw Hough flailing around 6:30 a.m. in the 4-foot-deep canal that runs behind their mobile homes.