Daughter of homeless Florida woman eaten by 14-foot alligator insists she 'did ... trends now
The daughter of a homeless woman from Florida who was eaten by a 14-foot alligator has said her mother did not taunt the deadly reptile before it dragged her off into a canal killing her.
Sabrina Peckham, 41, was found in the jaws of the alligator after being dragged by the 14-foot beast into a canal on Friday in Largo, Clearwater. A formal cause of death is still to be determined by the coroner.
Peckham's daughter, Breauna Dorris, has now come out defending her mom saying she was likely attacked by the gator as she was walking to her homeless camp in darkness.
'My mother was a part of the homeless population that lived in the nearby wooded area. It is believed that she may have been walking to or from her camp site near the creek in the dark and the alligator attacked from the water,' Dorris wrote in a Facebook post.
'My mother, Sabrina Peckham was the victim of the alligator attack at McCay Creek (rainbow village). Please understand that we do not have all information yet as the medical examiners report is not yet finished.
Breauna Dorris, has said her mother was not taunting an alligator before it attacked and ate her claiming instead that she had been walking back to her homeless camp in the dark
Sabrina Peckham (left) pictured with her daughter Breauna Dorris. Peckham, 41, was found in the jaws of the alligator after being dragged by the 14-foot beast into a canal on Friday
Sabrina Peckham was named as the homeless Florida woman mauled to death and dragged into a waterway by a huge alligator in Largo, Clearwater. Her formal cause of death is yet to be determined
'Some details I would like to share is that my mother did not 'taunt' the alligator as some are saying in the news outlets comments. We expected to have many many more years with her. Unfortunately god has called her home sooner than our hearts were ready.'
She wrote, along with posting about the family's GoFundMe which has managed to raise almost $5,000.
'The past 24 hours have been filled with grief and sorrow and unbearable pain for our family.
Dorris addressed her mother directly in the heartfelt statement: 'To my mother: I love you more than I ever expressed, I miss you more than you'll ever know and I pray that you are looking down over me and your grandchildren.
'Please protect us. I'm so sorry